PALERMO SACK DIEGO LOPEZ

Serie A side Palermo have sacked their fourth manager of the season as Diego Lopez paid the price for winning just one of his 10 games in charge.

Lopez, appointed at the end of January, was dismissed after a 4-0 defeat at AC Milan on Sunday which left Palermo eight points adrift of safety.

President Paul Baccaglini said: “A big shake-up is needed. I am trying everything possible to get the team to react with their heads up.”

Coach Diego Bortoluzzi will take over.

Palermo went through five coaches in just three months last season, and former Swansea City coach Bortoluzzi is the 12th change of manager in two seasons.

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