Pierpaolo Marino has been sacked as sporting director at Napoli.

The paperwork making Marino's dismissal official will be processed today and only then will the club comment on future developments.

Napoli President Aurelio De Laurentiis decided to end his long relationship with Marino after a summer of heavy investment in the transfer market yielded little in the way of results.

De Laurentiis was so incensed by the matter he sacked Marino live on TV after Napoli's 2-1 victory over Siena yesterday afternoon.