Roma have sacked their coach Rudi García, and his assistants Frederic Bompard and Claude Fichaux, after a run of one win their past seven Serie A games.

Pressure increased on García following the 1-1 home draw with Milan on Saturday, which left the club in fifth place, having been top in October. They were also eliminated from the Italian Cup last month by Serie B’s Spezia.

García was appointed in June 2013 and led Roma to consecutive second-place finishes in Serie A. However, the club said that the recent results had led the board to “move in a new direction”.