Bologna SACK Sinisa Mihajlovic after winless start to Serie A campaign

Bologna SACK head coach Sinisa Mihajlovic after winless start to Serie A campaign… as the Serbian manager chooses not to resign voluntarily despite fighting leukemia

  • Sinisa Mihajlovic has been sacked by Bologna after their poor start to the season
  • The Italian club are winless after five games – sitting 16th in the Serie A table 
  • Bologna chief Giuseppe Saputo reportedly met with the Serbian coach in Rome
  • The Canadian confessed it was the ‘most difficult decision in the last eight years’
  • The 53-year-old coach was diagnosed with leukemia for a second time in March

Sinisa Mihajlovic has been sacked by Bologna following the club’s poor start to the season.

The Italian side remain winless after five league games with three draws and two defeats, sitting 16th in Serie A.

Mihajlovic was diagnosed with leukemia for the second time in March and has since been fighting the illness.

Sinisa Mihajlovic has been sacked by Bologna after the Italian club’s winless start to the season

The 53-year-old Serbian head coach was diagnosed with leukemia for a second time in March

According to Italian newspaper Repubblica, Bologna has struggled to make an agreement with the Serbian coach regarding his future at the club, having won just five games from 25 in the last eight months.

Club president Giuseppe Saputo, who reportedly met with the 53-year-old coach in Rome, was hoping to terminate his deal without conflict – but Mihajlovic decided not to resign voluntarily.

Saputo confessed he was regretful at the outcome of the meeting.

Marko Arnautovic’s Bologna are sitting 16th in Serie A following three draws and two defeats

The Canadian businessman said: ‘It was my most difficult decision in the last eight years. 

‘It was an inevitable and painful choice made for the good of the team and the club. Unfortunately there are cycles that end.’

Technical director Giovanni Sartori and sporting director Marco Di Vaio are now preparing to seek a new head coach in the short-term, with former Genoa and Spezia boss Thiago Motta emerging an early favourite.




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