Italy coach Cesare Prandelli says Italian clubs have developed a 'bad habit' of sacking coaches before they can show their worth.
On Monday, Siena replaced Serse Cosmi with Giuseppe Iachini, while Sampdoria parted ways with Ciro Ferrara, much to the dismay of the national team coach.
"I feel very sorry for Ciro," the 55-year-old told reporters.
"He left the national team set-up receiving many compliments. And now he's been replaced," he added, referring to Ferrara's previous roles with Italy's senior and Under-21 teams.
"I thought that these bad habits (of sacking coaches) might have gone, but no, it's now the law of football. We need to see patience in this game."
Prandelli coached seven different teams before taking the Italy job in 2010.