ROME - Stefano Pioli has been sacked as
coach of Palermo after just three months in charge, the Sicilian
club said on Wednesday.
Pioli, who led Chievo Verona to 11th place last season
before taking over at Palermo in June, becomes Serie A's second
coaching casualty of a season yet to kickoff following Roberto
Donadoni's exit from Cagliari.
"Youth team coach Devis Mangia will now take temporary
charge," read a statement on the club website.
Palermo, who finished eighth in Serie A last season and
reached the final of the Italian Cup, were last week knocked out
of the Europa League on the away goals rule by Swiss outfit
Earlier on Wednesday, Palermo sold Italy midfielder Antonio
Nocerino to AC Milan.
He became the latest high-profile departure from the club in
the transfer window following Argentine forward Javier Pastore,
Italy goalkeeper Salvatore Sirigu and defender Cesare Bovo.
Arriving on transfer deadline day in Palermo were Honduran
winger Edgar Alvarez (Bari), Paraguayan midfielder Edgar Barreto
(Atalanta) and midfielder Francesco Della Rocca (Bologna).
Last season Palermo dismissed Serse Cosmi after just 36 days
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