Italian managers are known to be on some of the hottest seats in football. It doesn’t matter if the team is unbeaten through 26 matches or if they are on the verge of European qualification. Every Italian manager is dispensable at the drop of a hat.
Victim No. 1 in 2011-12 is Giuseppe Sannino.
Sannino signed with Palermo in June after helping Siena survive their return to Serie A. The expectations with the Rosanero proved to be a bit higher than at Siena. After only three games, of which two were losses and one a draw, Sannino was given the sack on Monday.
Ironically, Sannino’s replacement, Gian Piero Gasperini, was fired by Inter Milan around this same time last September, after only three matches, of which two were losses and the other a draw.
AC Milan has started with two losses and a win, leading to rumors that they may be on the hunt for a new manager very soon. The impatience felt by the club’s fans for manager Massimiliano Allegri has reached new heights this week after the Rossoneri fell to Atalanta on Sunday.
Milan now have three points from three matches. They beat Sampdoria in the middle of two losses to Bologna and Atalanta. The biggest issue is that Allegri claims there is no time to introduce a 4-3-3 system to compliment players like Bojan Krkic and Stephan El Shaarawy.
All Italian managers are on notice now. No one is safe when managing a Serie A club.