Palermo sacks coach Del Neri

Updated: 25 February 2007 10:34 IST

Palermo has dismissed coach Luigi Del Neri after a 3-1 home loss to underdog Siena in the Serie A.

Palermo sacks coach Del Neri

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Palermo has dismissed coach Luigi Del Neri after a 3-1 home loss to underdog Siena in the Serie A.The decision to fire Del Neri following the team's eighth loss in 22 league matches was taken by club president-owner Maurizio Zamparini.The 55-year-old Italian coach had joined Palermo in the offseason after leaving AS Roma.Risk factorHe was known to be at risk after the 3-0 loss at Inter Milan in a league match last Saturday and a 1-0 defeat by AC Milan in the Italian Cup quarterfinals on Wednesday.Palermo was also eliminated in the early rounds of the UEFA Cup this season.Del Neri earned nationwide popularity by leading soccer minnow Chievo Verona to fifth place in its inaugural year in the Serie A in 2002."We had hoped to continue with Del Neri, he had our confidence," Palermo captain Eugenio Corini said.Del Neri is the third Serie A coach dismissed in recent weeks after Silvio Baldini of Lecce and Mario Somma of Empoli. (AP)



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