Giuseppe Sannino succeeds Fabrizio Castori as Carpi boss

Carpi have appointed Giuseppe Sannino as their new head coach.

Sannino takes over from Fabrizio Castori, who was sacked just six league games into the new Serie A campaign.

Castori guided Carpi to promotion from Serie B last term but could not steer the club to a victory this season, and on Monday became the first coach in Italy's top flight to be shown the door.

A statement from Carpi read: "Giuseppe Sannino is the new head coach of Carpi. He has signed a contract with the Biancorossi which runs until June 30, 2016. The boss will hold his first training session this afternoon [Tuesday] at the Stadio Cabassi.''

Sannino, who managed Watford in the 2013-14 season, had been out of a job since leaving Catania in December.

He inherits a team that sit at the foot of the Serie A table, having taken just two points from six games -- Saturday's 5-1 defeat at Roma was Carpi's fourth loss of the campaign.

Sannino already has good experience of coaching in Serie A, having previously managed Siena, Palermo and Chievo. His first game in charge of Carpi will be at home to Torino on Saturday.