Struggling Torino sack De Biasi

ROME - Torino have sacked coach Gianni De Biasi and reappointed his predecessor Walter Novellino, the Serie A strugglers said on their website on Monday.

Fans threw eggs at the players after Sunday's 4-1 home defeat by Fiorentina left the team fourth from bottom.

It is the end of De Biasi's third stint in charge of the club. He was also fired before the 2006-07 season after leading them to promotion from Serie B, only to be recalled for the second half of the campaign.

Former Sampdoria coach Novellino took over last season but Torino toiled and De Biasi returned at the end of the campaign to help them survive.