Well he put a brave face on it, and as at West Ham, suggested he might return some day, but the speedy appointment of Sannino suggests that poor Gianfranco had a choice between resignation and being sent for a swim in a pair of concrete boots.
The decision was probably made after the hammering at home to Yeovil. That result was beyond a joke.
And meanwhile, poor Bibsancone hasn't received the call from Consiglieri Duxbury that he might have been hoping for. Where now for the dour Scot one wonders?
With three Italians joining Sannino's backroom staff, it is going to be a disadvantage to speak English at Vicarage Road!