Genoa have sacked head coach Andrea Mandorlini, the club have announced.
Mandorlini was only appointed a few weeks ago replace Ivan Juric, but has left the Serie A club after picking up only four points in six matches. Genoa have now re-hired Juric.
Juric, who spent his last four years as a player at Genoa before retiring in 2010, took charge of training on Monday.
Mandorlini was dismissed after his side lost their last four games without scoring. That run included a 5-0 home defeat to Atalanta on April 2, followed by a 3-0 loss at Udinese on Sunday that left them mired in 16th place in the 20-team table.
“Genoa Cricket and Football Club announces that coach Andrea Mandorlini has been relieved of his duties along with his closest assistants,” the club said in a statement, before announcing that Juric was returning to his former role.
Genoa made a promising start to the season, beating AC Milan 3-0 and leaders Juventus 3-1 at home but have fallen away badly since selling midfielder Tomas Rincon to Juve in the January transfer window.
The team’s home games have been marked by fan protests, with supporters turning their backs to the pitch during the second half of the Atalanta loss.
Club president Enrico Preziosi, the head of Italy’s largest toy manufacturer, said last month that he intended to sell Genoa after more than 14 years at the helm.