Sinisa Mihajlovic has been chosen to replace Gianluca Atzori as Catania coach.
The former Bologna boss signed a contract until June 2011 with the Elefanti, and will take over from tomorrow, relieving Atzori from his duties immediately.
It was only up until a few hours ago that Rossazzurri sporting director Pietro Lo Monaco had stated that Atzori would be in charge of the team over the next few days, but a decision was made by the management late this evening, and Atzori was exonerated.
"Gianluca Atzori has been relieved of the duties as first-team coach," a statement from the club said as reported by Corriere Della Sera. "We thank him for his hard work and professionalism, and wish him the best with his career.
"Sinisa Mihajlovic is the new coach of Catania.
"The Serbian coach and his assistant Dario Marcolin will be officially presented to the press at 1:00pm tomorrow," concluded the statement.
The former Lazio and Inter player will take charge of his first training session, as the team prepares to take on Livorno in another direct battle, in an attempt to avoid relegation.
Atzori made his debut as Elefanti coach this season, after replacing Walter Zenga as boss of the Sicilian side. Zenga had signed a contract to go to rivals Palermo, but has been also sacked in recent weeks.
Rick D'Andrea, Goal.com