Monday December 19 2011
Official – Palermo axe Mangia

Serie A outfit Palermo have confirmed that they have dismissed boss Devis Mangia and his staff on Monday.

Mangia, hired on the eve of the new season, has been shown the door after the 2-0 Sicilian derby loss to Catania this weekend.

Mangia was promoted from Primavera boss to first team Coach after the decision to fire Stefano Pioli before this season’s Serie A had even begun.

Palermo have yet to name a successor, but Bortolo Mutti is the early favourite for the Stadio Barbera hotseat.

The outfit are currently 10th in Serie A – 13 points behind leaders Juventus and eight clear of the relegation zone.

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