Cagliari have announced the departure of coach Pierpaolo Bisoli.

Bisoli has paid for a disappointing first-half of the season at Cagliari.

In a statement last night, president Massimo Cellino insisted the decision was no reflection of Bisoli's coaching ability, but that the club needed to act to arrest their form slide.

An early candidate to fill the vacant position is former Italy and Napoli boss Roberto Donadoni.