Tuesday November 2 2010
Malesani close to the sack

Bologna Coach Alberto Malesani is perilously close to the sack after falling out with Sergio Porcedda, the club's new owner.

Porcedda was extremely disappointed after Sunday's 2-0 defeat to Cagliari, partly because he is of Sardinian descent and saw the match as a personal derby.

"I am furious," he said. "We can't always wait to concede a goal to start to play."

La Gazzetta dello Sport understands Bologna's performance against Lecce this weekend could prove decisive in determining Malesani's future.

Porcedda has called a Press silence until Saturday's match at the Dall'Ara, which even at this stage of the season could be considered to be a relegation six-pointer.

Bologna have already sacked one Coach in the current campaign, dismissing Franco Colomba on the eve of their opening game against Inter.

Porcedda is under considerable pressure after making a number of late payments relating to his takeover and the day-to-day running of the club.

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