Former Watford head coach Walter Mazzarri has been sacked by Torino following a run of poor results.

The Serie A side conceded 15 goals in their last three games, including a 4-2 defeat to AC Milan and a 7-0 thrashing at the hands of Atalanta, both of which preceded a 4-0 defeat to relegation candidates Lecce last weekend.

Mazzarri took over the role back in January 2018 and guided Torino to a seventh place finish last season.

However, recent form has seen them leaking goals and this morning the club announced his departure.

A statement on the Torino website said: "President Ubrano Cairo and coach Walter Mazzarri, after a thorough analysis of the current situation, have decided to end their professional relationship.

Torino Football Club announces therefore the consensual resolution of Walter Mazzarri’s contract. The Club wishes to thank the coach and all of his staff for the commitment, fairness, and professionalism shown in these last two years. "