Inter Milan have sacked coach Frank de Boer.
The Nerazzurri have lost five Serie A games — including Sunday's 1-0 reverse at Sampdoria — and are on the brink of elimination from the Europa League after two defeats from three games.
Youth team coach, Stefano Vecchi, has taken Inter training — with former Swansea boss, Francesco Guidolin among the candidates to replace De Boer.
A summer of heavy spending was expected to bring with it a title challenge this season. Reports in Italy said De Boer was to be fired during a phone call with the club's Chinese owners.
The Suning Holdings Group bought a majority share in the club in June and has acted quickly with the side languishing in 12th place in Serie A.