Livorno end Perotti's eight-day reign

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Serie A strugglers Livorno have replaced Attilio Perotti as coach after a chaotic eight-day spell and brought in Domenico Di Carlo.

Livorno's decision to appoint technical director Attilio Perotti as coach didn't prove to be a success as he has been replaced by Domenico Di Carlo after just eight days in the role.

The Tuscan side are joint bottom of the Serie A table with 13 points and have it all to do if they are to avoid the drop.

Last Monday the Amaranto axed coach Davide Nicola and put director Perotti in charge of the first team.

However, at the press conference to announce the decision there were protests from the club's Ultras and Perotti admitted he was reconsidering his position.

A 3-0 defeat to Roma didn't help matters and Perotti advised president Aldo Spinelli to return former boss Nicola to his post.

But Nicola only offered to come back to his contract which expires in 2015 if the club made several signings.

So, Livorno have instead turned to Domenico Di Carlo, who was sacked by Chievo in 2012 but has a link with the Stadio Armando Picchi outfit as he ended his playing career there.

A press conference will take place at 1.30pm to officially present Di Carlo but Livorno's website has already welcomed the new man to the role.

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