Livorno, promoted from Serie B at the end of last season, sacked Davide Nicola last Monday after the side's seventh defeat in eight games left them second bottom of the table.

Nicola was replaced by Attilio Perotti but, days after a 3-0 defeat away to title challengers Roma, Perotti -- who had coached the Tuscan side in 2012 -- has been replaced by Di Carlo.

"Livorno announces the club has handed the technical management of the first team to Domenico Di Carlo," said a brief statement by Livorno.

Di Carlo, who played for a series of lower league sides as well as Livorno (2000-2001), has had coaching spells at Parma, Chievo (twice) and Sampdoria.