Milan sack Mihajlovic, Brocchi takes over

With just weeks to go until season end, the Milan hierarchy have sacked Mihajlovic after less than a year in charge

Milan sack Mihajlovic, Brocchi takes over
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AC Milan have relieved Sinisa Mihajlovic of his managerial duties this morning and swiftly replaced him with youth coach Cristian Brocchi

Despite a valiant showing against Juventus on Sunday evening as well as being in the Coppa Italia final, the club sacked the Serbian with 6 games remaining in the Serie A season.

Reports surfaced last night suggesting he had/was to be sacked and an official statement came from Milan in the Italian morning confirming reports:

"Sinisa Mihajlovic has been relieved of his role as AC Milan coach.

The club would like to thank Mihajlovic for the dedication and hard work carried out this season.

Cristian Brocchi will now be in charge of the first team until the end of the season. AC Milan would like to welcome Mr Brocchi and wish him all the best."

In line for Lazio gig

Various reports in recent weeks have suggested that Mihajlovic would return to Lazio, whom he played for six years with during his playing career and take over in the Summer and with him now sacked there's even more of a chance that said reports will become a reality.

Stefano Pioli was sacked by Lazio after a 4-1 Derby della Capitale crushing and his successor Simone Inzaghi is contracted until the end of the season, however if he excels, there exists the possibility of a permanent role as manager.

Sackings coming thick and fast

As it gets to the business end of the season, Mihajlovic's sacking is the second in as many days after Walter Novellino fell foul of Palermo's sack-happy president Maurizio Zamparini - who is on to his ninth coach this term, with some even serving second terms in charge.

Palermo find themselves in a very demanding position with the chance of Serie B football next season looming large for the Sicilians who've struggled to recapture form of last season where figurehead Franco Vazquez and Paulo Dybala caused all sorts of problems together.