AS Roma GM Franco Baldini has defended the sacking of Zdenek Zeman.

Zeman was officially sacked after a 4-2 home defeat to Cagliari and there was a shouting match with angry supporters outside their office.

"We decided to remove the Coach from his post," declared director general Baldini.

"This was the only decision we could make. We evaluated the situation and have given the team to Aurelio Andreazzoli, who has our faith.

"Knowing the players, this is the best decision to make at this moment. We spoke to all the management staff and the club owners gave me this responsibility."