Roberto Donadoni has been sacked by Cagliari on the eve of the new season.

Donadoni is expected to be replaced by Massimo Ficcadenti.

The club released an official statement after the friendly game against Arzachena.

"Cagliari Calcio announce Coach Roberto Donadoni and his staff, Luca Gotti, Giovanni Andreini and Paolo De Toffol, have been removed from their posts.

"The club thanks them for their work done so far and wishes them the best for the future of their careers."