Napoli have sacked Carlo Ancelotti as manager despite securing qualification for the Champions League knockout stages after a 4-0 win over Genk.

The 60-year-old former Chelsea, AC Milan, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich manager - who has won the Champions League three times - has been dismissed as a result of Napoli's poor domestic form.

Napoli sit seventh in Serie A and their win against Genk was their first in 10 matches in all competitions.

A club statement read: "SSC Napoli has decided to revoke the role of first-team coach from Mr Carlo Ancelotti.

"The rapport of friendship, admiration and reciprocal respect between the club, its president and Carlo Ancelotti remains intact."