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Carlo Ancelotti has been sacked as manager of Napoli on Tuesday, after their 4-0 victory over Genk.

The win confirmed the Serie A team's place in the Champions League knockout stage.

"Napoli has decided to revoke the position of first-team coach from Carlo Ancelotti.

"The relationship of friendship, esteem and mutual respect between the club, its president Aurelio De Laurentiis and Carlo Ancelotti remain intact," a club statement read.

Gennaro Gattuso, who was fired by AC Milan at the end of last season, has emerged as top contender to replace Ancelotti.

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