Italian club Modena have announced the sacking of their head coach, ex-striker Hernan Crespo.
It took less than a season to see the Argentinean coach sacked as a Modena coach, and it was announced after they recorded their 18th loss of this campaign, against Serie B leaders Cagliari.
Crespo gone as Modena battle relegation
Crespo started the season as coach for serie B side, signing a one-year deal on June 30th 2015 aiming to get a comfortable position away from the relegation zone. Yet during the season so far Modena have suffered 18 defeats, leaving the team a single point away from the relegation zone.
Crespo's final five games at the helm saw the team record a single win and four losses. That lead to some furious supporters storming into the press room after Cagliari match. The angry fans requested to meet with Antonio Caliendo, president of the Canarini, but he wasn’t at the stadium for this match. After all this tension the club, took the action to fire the Argentinean coach after 33 rounds.
Can a new coach keep them up?
Crespo’s season with Modena recorded 10 wins, five draws, and 18 losses, him leaving them in 18th. According to La Gazzetta Dello Sport, the strongest candidate to succeed the Argentinean is Cristiano Bergodi.
With nine rounds left until the end of the Serie B season, the Canarini really need to get going and gain points in order to secure a spot in next season's Serie B. Last season Modena saw themselves survive relegation after winning a relegation play-off against Entella.
The most recent round of serie B saw Cagliari win 2-1 against Modena 2-1, putting them at the top of the league one-point away from Crotone - who drew their last match against Avellino.