Milan sacks Inzaghi after poor season

AC Milan dismissed manager Filippo Inzaghi on Tuesday after a disappointing season in which they finished 10th in Serie A and failed to qualify for Europe for the second time in a row.
The 41-year-old had been in charge for one season and was the third coach to be sacked in the last 18 months by the floundering seven-time European champions following Massimiliano Allegri and Clarence Seedorf.
Inzaghi, who spent 10 years at the club as a player, struggled throughout much of a campaign that brought their lowest number of wins since 2001 and his future had long been questioned.
and”AC Milan communicate that Filippo Inzaghi has been discharged of his responsibilities as first team coach. The club thank him for his work,and” the club said in a statement on their website.
Serbian Sinisa Mihajlovic, who stepped down as Sampdoria coach earlier this month, is among the favourites to take the job.
In what has become a familiar routine in the last few years, Milanand’s season was a story of crises, false dawns, injuries and new signings who have failed to settle in.
Fernando Torres came and went, scoring one goal in four months, and forwards Alessio Cerci and Mattia Destro managed four league goals between them after joining in the January transfer window.
Inzaghi suffered the same process as his predecessors Allegri, dismissed in January last year, and Seedorf, who followed him at the end of last season.
Both fell victim to a combination of unrealistically high expectations and a lacklustre squad, and were eventually fired.
Allegri is now with Juventus, who won the Serie A and Coppa Italia double and reached the Champions League final, eliminating Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid on the way.
Inzaghi, who during his playing days was famously described by then Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson as having been and”born offside,and” was hugely popular with Milan fans, having spent most of his playing career at the club.

SOURCE: Today’s Zaman