Saturday March 23 2019
Official: Albania sack Panucci

Christian Panucci has been sacked as Coach of the Albania national football team following a defeat to Turkey.

The Euro 2020 qualifiers got off to the worst possible start with a 2-0 home loss to Turkey last night.

That proved the final straw for the Federation, who dismissed the tactician this morning.

The next Albania fixture against Andorra will be overseen by Ervin Bulku and Sulejman Mema.

Panucci has a long history of very short spells in his management career, dismissed by Livorno – twice – Ternana after one game and now Albania.

He had been appointed in the summer of 2017, but achieved only four wins, two draws and nine defeats.

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