Brescia sporting director Gianluca Nani says Beppe Iachini had to go.
Iachini was sacked as coach yesterday.
"We are saddened to lose him, but we had no other option," said the official.
"Iachini is paying the price for the results which, up to a point, are what matter in football.
"It was a difficult decision to take because Iachini did some great work here and we recognise that."