Galatasaray have decided to part company with Cesare Prandelli following the club’s Champions League exit this week, according to the club’s vice-president.
The former Italy boss replaced Roberto Mancini over the summer but has been unable to guide the club beyond the group stages of the competition.
Defeat to Anderlecht on Wednesday means that they will finish bottom of Group D and not get a chance to play Europa League football in the latter half of the campaign.
Although reports in Italy suggest that the ex-Fiorentina coach has not yet been told he is up for the axe, Turk Telekom Arena club chief Abdurrahim Albayrak confirmed the imminent sacking to Turkish media.
He told Anadolu Agency: “We have decided we will no longer be working with Cesare Prandelli.”
Domestically, Prandelli has fared a little better, with the club picking up 19 points from their opening 10 games, leaving them third in the table, one point behind joint leaders Besiktas and Fenerbahce.
However, a 3-0 defeat to Trabzonspor last weekend, followed by a poor European campaign, has proven to be the final straw, with assistant coach Claudio Taffarel reported to be set to take temporary charge.