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Another coach tries his luck at Palermo

MILAN (Reuters) - Giuseppe Sannino makes his debut as Palermo coach for the second time this season on Sunday and, judging by the farcical goings-on at the Sicilian club, may well be looking over his shoulder already. Table-propping Palermo's volatile president Maurizio Zamparini has sacked three coaches in his team's last six games, one of them twice, as his club nosedive towards Serie B.

Soccer-Palermo sack Gasperini for second time this season

March 11 (Reuters) - Palermo sacked coach Gian Piero Gasperini for the second time in a season on Monday as owner Maurizio Zamparini desperately battles to avoid the drop. A statement said the Serie A club were now mulling who would take over with media reports speculating that Giuseppe Sannino, who managed the side for the first three games of the campaign, was favourite to be re-appointed.

Soccer-Furious Palermo fans protest outside stadium

MILAN, March 10 (Reuters) - Hundreds of livid Palermo supporters protested outside the stadium after watching their team lose a key relegation match 2-1 at home to Siena in Serie A on Sunday. Television pictures showed the supporters shouting, hurling insults and throwing objects at the team bus as it pulled out of the stadium. Some of the chanting was aimed at the club's flamboyant president Maurizio Zamparini.

Football: Pescara appoint Serie A's youngest coach

Serie A strugglers Pescara on Tuesday confirmed the appointment of Christian Bucchi as coach following the sacking of Cristiano Bergodi last week. At 36 years old Bucchi, formerly coach with the club's youth side, becomes the youngest coach in Serie A ahead of 37-year-old Andrea Stramaccioni of Inter Milan. He is also Pescara's third coach of the season.

Football: Palermo sack Malesani, recall Gasperini

Serie A strugglers Palermo on Sunday sacked coach Alberto Malesani and announced the return of Gian Piero Gasperini only weeks after his own sacking by the club. "Palermo would like to announce the end of our collaboration with the coach Alberto Malesani and the re-appointment of Gian Piero Gasperini," a statement said. "Malesani is a great person and coach and we would like to thank him for his efforts. The decision seems to be the only one possible in this difficult time."

PREVIEW-Soccer-Heat turning up on young Inter coach Stramaccioni

Feb 7 (Reuters) - Two Serie A coaches have been fired in the last week and Andrea Stramaccioni could be next in the firing line if his Inter Milan do not stop their recent rot. Stramaccioni, 37, was initially chosen as an interim coach last season and was seen as the bright, young revelation of Italian coaching until a couple of months ago.

Soccer-Bottom side Palermo sack coach Gasperini

Feb 4 (Reuters) - Serie A bottom side Palermo have sacked Gian Piero Gasperini, even though the coach was banned from the dugout in Sunday's 2-1 home defeat by Atalanta following a row with officials in a previous match. The former Genoa coach, who lasted five games as Inter Milan boss at the start of last season, has paid the price for the well-supported club's poor run of results despite having little influence over Sunday's loss.

Football: Palermo sack Gasperini: official

Palermo have announced the sacking of coach Gian Piero Gasperini, a day after a 2-1 defeat to Atalanta. With Palermo struggling to make a clean break from the relegation zone, speculation that Gasperini would not last the season had recently increased. Palermo's 12th defeat of the campaign, after 23 matches, saw the Sicilian side drop to the foot of the table as Siena climbed off the bottom after their 3-1 win over Inter Milan.

PREVIEW-Soccer-Petkovic confounds critics at Lazio

MILAN, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Vladimir Petkovic's coaching experience had been largely confined to the relatively tame Swiss league before he took charge at Lazio this season and few gave him much hope of success in the cut-throat world of Serie A. Six months later and the scepticism has turned to admiration as the Bosnia-born coach, who found time to do charity work during his earlier coaching years in Switzerland, has led an unexpected Lazio challenge for the title.
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