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Sampdoria parts ways with coach Di Francesco

Hellas Verona v UC Sampdoria - Serie A

VERONA, ITALY - OCTOBER 05: Eusebio Di Francesco head coach of UC Sampdoria gestures during the Serie A match between Hellas Verona and UC Sampdoria at Stadio Marcantonio Bentegodi on October 5, 2019 in Verona, Italy. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)

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ROME -- Sampdoria has parted ways with coach Eusebio Di Francesco after losing six of its first seven Serie A matches of the season.

Sampdoria said on its website Monday that the decision was made by mutual consent.

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Sampdoria is in last place in Serie A with just three points. Club president Massimo Ferrero said after Saturday’s 2-0 loss at Hellas Verona that he would meet with Di Francesco on Sunday before making a decision on his future.

Sampdoria did not immediately announce a new coach, but Italian media reported that Giuseppe Iachini is the favorite to replace Di Francesco.