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Top 5 managerial sackings of 2017

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604   //    08 Jan 2018, 18:55 IST

US Citta di Palermo v AC Milan - Serie A
Montella was signed by Sevilla within a month of his sacking

2017 saw some of the biggest names switch clubs for record fees and clubs investing extensively for a better start to the season. With big investments, popularity and the broadcasting rights, clubs in England were under pressure to deliver.

While every club had a strategy to reach their targets, the inability of the managers to deliver saw clubs part company with their managers very early in the season. Following is a list of some big names in the managerial world to get the sack last year.


#5 Vincenzo Montella

In the June of 2016, Montella left Sampdoria to join AC Milan. After defeating Juventus on penalties, Montella led the Rossoneri to the Supercoppa Italiana, in December 2016, the club's first trophy since 2011.

The club finished 6th in his maiden season in charge and following a win in the Europa League playoffs, got to feature in Europe for the first time since 2014. With new owners taking over the club, Montella's contract was renewed till 2019 and he was given a huge budget to sign players and challenge for the domestic title as well as European glory in the long term.

After a good start to the 2017-18 season, which saw Milan sign some interesting prospects, the team started to underperform and put in inconsistent performances. With his tactics failing and the faith of the crowd and the owners declining day by day, he was sacked by Milan on 27 November 2017, being replaced by Gennaro Gatusso.

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