CAGLIARI, Sardinia — Cagliari’s Massimo Rastelli has become the first coach fired in Serie A this season.

The move comes two days after a 3-2 home loss to previously winless Genoa left Cagliari in 14th place with six points.

It was the Sardinian club’s sixth loss in eight matches, fourth straight defeat and third consecutive at home.

It’s the longest the Italian league has gone without a firing since 1998, when Luigi Simoni was fired by Inter Milan after the 11th round.

In a statement, Cagliari thanked Rastelli for leading the club to the Serie B title in 2016 and an 11th place finish in the top division last season.

A replacement was not immediately named.


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