Speculation has been rife since Sunday's 4-1 home defeat against Siena, and now the confirmation has arrived that Sinisa Mihajlovic is no longer coach of Bologna.
The Rossoblu have put up an official announcement on their website, revealing that Mihajlovic has been relieved of his duties, and that veteran 61-year-old Giuseppe Papadopulo has been appointed in his place.
Mihajlovic, who was formerly assistant boss to Roberto Mancini at Inter, only took over at Bologna in November from the sacked Daniele Arrigoni. He started well, and was unbeaten in his first nine games.
However, there has been a dramatic downturn in fortunes recently, with just one win in 10, and four defeats in a row sending Bologna into the relegation zone.
With just seven games remaining, Bologna took the decision to axe the ex-Lazio and Red Star Belgrade defender, and bring in the experienced Papadopulo, who has coached 15 teams during his career, and led Lecce to promotion from Serie B last season.
Papadopulo will be presented to the press at 1400 CET today.
Anthony Sormani, Goal.com