Roberto Donadoni has sent a thank-you message to Cagliari fans after his sacking last week.

Supporters are staging protests in front of the club headquarters and numerous Facebook pages have sprung up on this issue.

"Cagliari is a marvellous city. I will always have the affection of the people in my heart," replied Donadoni.

"I will have an opportunity to thank them all personally in the next few days."

This suggests the Coach will release his own statement soon to explain what happened at the club.