Register Login Scores

International

Gattuso Sacked By Palermo

Palermo’s president Maurizio Zamparini has once again lived up to his nickname ‘The Manager Eater’.

And this time the manager he has chewed up and spat out is none other than former AC Milan and Italy star, Gennaro Gattuso.

The combustible former midfielder has been sacked by Palermo following a string of poor results in the Serie B.

Gattuso has been attempting for further his career in football as a manager, first at Swiss club Sion, and latterly at Palermo.

But he lasted just four months in the hot-seat, before falling to Zamparini’s comically twitchy trigger finger.

"It's with great sadness that I write to say that I have relieved Gennaro Gattuso of his duties as first-team manager," Zamparini told Palermo’s official website.

"Unfortunately for both me and him, we might have bitten off a little bit too much for his first experience as manager, at a club with a demanding public like Palermo's. Results have shown that we were wrong (to offer Gattuso the job)."

Zamparini has now sacked almost 30 managers during his stint as president of Palermo.

Last season he hired and fired three managers as Palermo suffered relegation, two of them twice! And only one managed to lead the team out for more than five matches at a time.

It remains to be seen if Gattuso can earn another manager’s job elsewhere, or if he has become the latest example of how good players do not always make successful managers.

Read: Gattuso Takes Over At Sion

Read: Gattuso To Coach Palermo

Watch: Gattuso headbutts an old man

Gattuso To Coach Palermo

5 comments

Top 5

Pirates Captain Opens Up Ahead Of Crunch Clash…

20 Aug 11, 2020 08:04 AM in Orlando Pirates

11 South African-born Players Who Represented Other Countries

26 Jul 11, 2020 08:01 PM in African Football

Chiefs Also Without Key Player For Wits Clash

9 Aug 11, 2020 01:12 PM in Kaizer Chiefs

10 Footballers Who Were Rich Before Football

13 Jul 24, 2020 07:16 PM in International

Downs' Season End Record Better Than Chiefs'

10 Aug 11, 2020 11:17 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Boost For Chiefs’ FIFA Ban Cause…

29 Aug 09, 2020 11:00 AM in Kaizer Chiefs

Downs Pick Up Interest In Pirates Star?

34 Aug 08, 2020 11:02 AM in Mamelodi Sundowns

Report: Zidane Transfer-Lists 9 Players

4 Aug 11, 2020 06:30 PM in Real Madrid

Official: Real Madrid Confirm Another Exit

3 Aug 10, 2020 05:15 PM in Real Madrid

Manyama, Tinkler And Claasen All Scoop Awards

17 Aug 10, 2020 10:35 AM in PSL

Pirates Defender Ruled Out For Downs Clash

9 Aug 11, 2020 11:33 AM in Orlando Pirates

11 Footballers Who Went Broke

33 Jun 10, 2020 07:15 PM in World News

Watch: Tau Announces Himself With Cheeky Anderlecht Goal

7 Aug 11, 2020 12:36 PM in Players Abroad

The 10 Richest Footballers In The World

11 May 20, 2020 08:32 PM in Messi/Ronaldo/Neymar Watch