Catania have officially sacked Rolando Maran. Catania collected only 5 points so far this season after an historical 8th place last year, with the team record of 56 points.
Luigi De Canio has been appointed as the new coach. De Canio has a 25-year coaching experience and in his career he managed, among others, Pescara, Udinese, Napoli, Reggina, Napoli, Siena, Genoa and QPR. His last experience was at Genoa two seasons ago, when he succedeed in avoiding relegation in a desperate situation, but was sacked the following October.
This is somehow a change of philosophy by Catania who used to take gamble when choosing their coaches, thinking outside of the box and trusting young coaches, like when they appointed Zenga, Atzori, Mihajlovic, Simeone, Montella and Maran himself.