Trigger-happy Palermo appoint fifth manager of the season in Diego Bortoluzziby Jack Kitson / 12 April 2017, 13:06Tweet
Italian strugglers Palermo may be under new ownership, but Europe’s most trigger-happy team are back to their old tricks after the club’s new President, Paul Baccaglini, sacked Diego Lopez after just 10 matches in charge.
Baccaglini, who only took over Palermo last month, has subsequently appointed the club’s FIFTH manager of the season in Diego Bortoluzzi, who worked under Franceso Guidolin at Swansea.
Good luck mate.
Former President Maurizio Zamparini chopped-and-changed managers for fun during his turbulent 15 year reign, storming his way through nearly 40 managers!
The Sicilian side started the current campaign with Davide Ballardini but he parted ways in September, while his successor, Roberto de Zerbi, was axed in November.
Next up was Eugenio Corini who threw in the towel in January, while Lopez has lasted just over two months.
Lopez was sent packing after losing seven and winning just one of his 10 games, which ended with a run of five successive defeats, including Sunday’s 4-0 hammering at the hands of AC Milan.
Fans who craved a new era of consistency will have their head in their hands.
Youth team coach Bortoluzzi now has seven matches to conjure up a footballing miracle.
Palermo, who have just three wins from 31 matches, are 19th in Serie A, eight points adrift of safety.
The only plus is that fellow strugglers Pescara, Empoli and Genoa are also in woeful form, although Crotone have suddenly picked up two wins out of no where over Chievo and Inter Milan.
Meanwhile, Baccaglini has said:
"I have offered the team a reward for staying up. This should be a strong sign from the club to the players to show how much we believe in and will fight for this aim."
Unfortunately we may never find out what this award is…
Palermo managers this season:— The Sack Race (@thesackrace) April 11, 2017
Roberto De Zerbi
Good luck Diego Bortoluzzi... pic.twitter.com/TiqXz6ln7Z
Quote of the season from Palermo's new boss Diego Bortoluzzi "The job is a gamble"— The Sack Race (@thesackrace) April 12, 2017
He's Palermo's boss this term & in years pic.twitter.com/AxzredR0T5