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Wolves sack Zenga as manager, media reports

Britain Soccer Football - Brighton & Hove Albion v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Sky Bet Championship - The American Express Community Stadium - 18/10/16. Action Images / Adam Holt/ Livepic/ Files
Britain Soccer Football - Brighton & Hove Albion v Wolverhampton Wanderers - Sky Bet Championship - The American Express Community Stadium - 18/10/16. Action Images / Adam Holt/ Livepic/ Files

REUTERS - Walter Zenga has been sacked as manager of Wolves after less than three months in charge, the club confirmed on Tuesday.

The 56-year-old former Italy goalkeeper is the sixth manager to depart the Championship club in four and a half years.

"Walter Zenga’s contract has been terminated with immediate effect," a statement on the club's website said.

Stefano Cusin, Zenga's assistant, has also left, with first-team coach Rob Edwards put in temporary charge while the club conducts "a thorough process" to find a replacement.

Zenga was appointed in succession to Kenny Jackett on July 30, seven days before the start of the season and shortly before the club was bought by the Chinese conglomerate Fosun International.

Under Zenga, a former manager of Sampdoria, Wolves won just four of his 14 games in charge and lie 18th in the table.

Bookmakers named former England manager Sam Allardyce, a Wolves supporter, as early favourite to replace Zenga, along with former France manager Willy Sagnol.

(Reporting by Neil Robinson, editing by Pritha Sarkar)

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