Sampdoria sack coach Zenga

Sampdoria have decided to part ways with coach Walter Zenga following an unspectacular start to the campaign that sees them languishing 10th in the Serie A standings.

The former Internazionale goalkeeper took up the reins at Stadio Luigi Ferraris during the off-season following a season at the helm of Al Jazira Club in the United Arab Emirates.

However, the Genoa-based club have decided to pull the plug on Zenga's tenure after he steered la Samp to four wins, four draws and four defeats.

"Sampdoria announce that Walter Zenga has been relieved of his duties as Coach of the first team," read an official club statement.

"We are sorry for the early conclusion of professional relationship, the President Massimo Ferrero and the whole club wish Zenga the greatest of luck for his future career."

Zenga, meanwhile, has made it clear he does not "feel betrayed" after being informed of the club's decision to sack him.

He said: "I do not feel betrayed. I'm glad I had the opportunity to coach a team which I have also represented as a player.

"The coach is constantly challenged. It's part of the game. I leave the team in tenth place in the standings with two points less than Juventus."