Cesena have been relegated from Serie A after just one season back in Italy?s top division.
The Emilia-Romagna club headed into Sunday?s home clash with Sassuolo realistically needing a win to keep their top-flight hopes alive, as well as Atalanta tripping up at Palermo.
Atalanta?s 3-2 victory in Sicily made Cesena?s result immaterial, but their fans still had to endure a miserable afternoon as they threw away a two-goal lead to go down 3-2.
Cesena?s season began with a victory over Parma, though they failed to pick up another three-point haul until January, when they travelled to the Ennio Tardini.
As a result, Cesena have spent the last 26 match-weeks in the drop zone, with Sunday?s failure representing a 10th game without a win.
Domenico Di Carlo replaced last-season?s promotion-winning coach Pierpaolo Bisoli in the dugout in December and the former?s job prospects are likely to become gloomy after taking a club that has changed boss seven times in the last five years.