MILAN - Cesena coach Massimo Ficcadenti
will take charge for the last time in this weekend's final game
of the season at Genoa despite keeping the unfashionable
promoted side in Serie A, the club said on Friday.
The north-eastern side said in a statement that his
achievement in keeping Cesena up was "formidable" but they had
mutually agreed to part ways with his deal not being renewed for
Luigi De Canio, who also guided Lecce to surprise safety in
their first season back in the top flight, announced on Thursday
that he would be leaving his post at the end of the campaign.
Turnover of coaches is frequent in Serie A and manager
contracts in the bottom half are rarely longer than one or two
years given the impatience of some club owners and the huge
financial hit of being relegated to the second tier.
Ficcadenti and De Canio have not been linked with any other
Serie A jobs in the media but their success in keeping two
modest sides up may have led them to believe they could work for
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