Napoli have announced that coach Carlo Ancelotti has been sacked despite Tuesday's 4-0 win over Genk in the Champions League.
The win booked Napoli's place in the last 16 of the Champions League but it was not enough to save Ancelotti's job.
He leaves the club seventh in Serie A, 17 points back from early leaders Inter Milan.
“SSC Napoli has decided to revoke the role of first team coach from Mr Carlo Ancelotti,” read a statement from the Italian club.
“The rapport of friendship, admiration and reciprocal respect between the club, its President and Carlo Ancelotti remain intact.”
Gennaro Gattuso is expected to take over later this week.
Ancelotti, meanwhile, has already been linked with two vacancies in the Premier League, with both Everton and Arsenal touted as possible destinations.
He previously coached in England with Chelsea.