The Sardinians had taken a second-minute lead earlier on Sunday through Gonzalo Bergessio, only for Alexander Farnerud and Ciro Immobile to score late on for the visitors.

Catania remain bottom of the pile with four wins and 20 defeats from 32 games, and are seven points behind fourth-from-bottom Bologna who sit just above the drop zone.

A club statement said youth team coach Maurizio Pellegrino would take over.

"Catania wishes to announce we have ended our collaboration with Rolando Maran, who we would like to thank for the work he has done over the season," said the statement.

Catania replaced Maran with Gigi De Canio in October, only to recall him to the helm on January 15.