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Sport Stroppa sacked by Crotone with club bottom of Serie A standings

21:49  01 march  2021
21:49  01 march  2021 Source:   reuters.com

Serie A strugglers Cagliari sack coach Di Francesco

  Serie A strugglers Cagliari sack coach Di Francesco Serie A strugglers Cagliari sack coach Di FrancescoA 1-0 home defeat against fellow strugglers Torino on Friday was the final straw, with the loss leaving the Sardinians languishing down in 18th in the standings having amassed 15 points, five from the safety zone, from 23 games this season.

(Reuters) - Crotone have sacked head coach Giovanni Stroppa after a six-match losing run left the Calabrians rooted to the bottom of the Serie A table.

Serie A - Crotone v AS Roma © Reuters/ALESSANDRO GAROFALO Serie A - Crotone v AS Roma

Stroppa led the club to the top flight for the second time in their history after they finished as runners-up in Serie B last season, but he struggled this term and departs with three wins from 24 games.


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A 2-0 defeat to direct relegation rivals Cagliari on Sunday proved to be the final straw as it left Crotone in last place with 12 points, eight adrift of safety.

“Thus ends a beautiful and intense journey lasting almost three years, not without its difficult moments but culminating in an extraordinary survival and a second historic promotion to Serie A,” read a club statement.

(Reporting by Alasdair Mackenzie; editing by Clare Fallon)

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