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Cagliari fires Maran amid 11-match winless streak

Genoa CFC v Cagliari Calcio - Serie A

GENOA, ITALY - FEBRUARY 09: Rolando Maran head coach of Cagliari Calcio during the Serie A match between Genoa CFC and Cagliari Calcio at Stadio Luigi Ferraris on February 9, 2020 in Genoa, Italy. (Photo by Paolo Rattini/Getty Images)

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CAGLIARI, Sardinia -- Cagliari fired coach Rolando Maran on Tuesday amid an 11-match winless streak in Serie A.

The move came two days after a 4-3 loss at home against Roma left the Sardinian club in 11th place. No immediate replacement was named.

Cagliari had exceeded expectations with its strong start to the season, which had it contending for the Champions League places with a 13-match unbeaten streak from the third through the 15th rounds. But the squad has been in a downward spiral since December.

Maran was in his second season in charge of Cagliari.

It’s the 13th coaching change in the 20-team Italian league this season.