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Sampdoria parts ways with coach Di Francesco

ROME (AP) — Sampdoria has parted ways with coach Eusebio Di Francesco after losing six of its first seven Serie A matches of the season. Sampdoria said on its website Monday that the decision was made by mutual consent.

Sampdoria is in last place in Serie A with just three points. Club president Massimo Ferrero said after Saturday's 2-0 loss at Hellas Verona that he would meet with Di Francesco on Sunday before making a decision on his future.

Sampdoria did not immediately announce a new coach, but Italian media reported that Giuseppe Iachini is the favorite to replace Di Francesco.

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