Zenga, the former Inter Milan and Italy goalkeeper whose most recent job was at Venezia, was given a contract through next season. Cagliari had exceeded expectations with its strong start to the season, which had it contending for the Champions League places with a 13-match unbeaten streak from the third through the 15th rounds. But the squad has been in a downward spiral since December.
Maran was in his second season in charge of Cagliari. It’s the 13th coaching change in the 20-team Italian league this season.
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