Parma have sacked coach Domenico Di Carlo as they continue to struggle against relegation from Serie A.
Di Carlo's contract was due to expire at the end of the season but Sunday's 2-1 home defeat by Sampdoria left them in the bottom four and the club have decided to take immediate action.
"Parma FC would like to communicate that coach Domenico Di Carlo has been relieved of his duties," a statement read on the club's website.
"We would like to thank him for his work which he has carried out with competence and seriousness."
The 43-year-old took over from Claudio Ranieri last summer for his first top-flight role after earning two promotions in four seasons at Mantova.
No permanent replacement has been named, with a vital fixture at Livorno coming up next Sunday.