Roma manager Zeman sacked

Italian giants Roma have sacked manager Zdenek Zeman after the club's 4-2 home defeat by Cagliari on Friday.

Zeman was only appointed in June last year, but has struggled at the helm of the Giallorossi, with the club now sat in eighth position in Serie A.

Friday's home defeat by Cagliari was deemed to be the last straw by director general Franco Baldini and general manager Walter Sabatini, who are looking for their sixth manager since 2010.

Laurent Blanc is thought to be the prime candidate for the role, although Marco Giampaolo could take the job on a caretaker basis until the end of the season.