Official: Parma Sack Cagni, Appoint Guidolin

Parma have sacked coach Luigi Cagni, and brought in Francesco Guidolin as his replacement.
The Gialloblu were relegated from Serie A last season after almost two decades in the top flight, and veteran tactician Gigi Cagni was handed the task of an immediate promotion from Serie B.

However, Parma have not had the best of starts to the season with one win, three draws and two defeats, and now Cagni has paid the price and been sacked.

“We would like to thank Cagni and his staff for their efforts and their professionalism, but we have parted company,” a statement from Parma reads.

In his place the Gialloblu have called upon the services of experienced coach Francesco Guidolin.

The 52-year-old has been out of work since himself being sacked by Palermo in March, and he has been keen to get back into the management game. The former Genoa, Bologna and Monaco boss will be presented to the media this afternoon.

Anthony Sormani