Corini sacked by Chievo

Verona, Italy ( - Chievo has relieved manager Eugenio Corini of his duties after the club slumped to its fifth defeat in seven Serie A games on Saturday, losing 3-0 to Roma.

The Flying Donkeys currently reside in the bottom three with just four points from those seven games, and a statement from Chievo confirmed that Corini had been sacked, ending his second stint at the club.

A midfielder for both Palermo and Torino in his playing days, Corini was first handed the reins at Chievo in October 2012 before he left the club in May 2013.

Corini returned four months later to take over for Beppe Sannino, but he was unable to survive Chievo's slow start this term.

The club has yet to name a replacement with the team's next match coming at home against Genoa on Sunday.