Sunday April 3 2011
Official: Parma sack Marino

Parma have officially sacked Coach Pasquale Marino after today's embarrassing home defeat to Bari.

“Parma FC announce the removal of Coach Pasquale Marino from his position,” read a statement.

“We thank Mr Marino for the work done and professionalism shown. The name of the new tactician will be released later.”

The Ducali are sliding towards relegation after today's shock 2-1 home defeat to bottom of the table Bari.

“We took this decision to put the responsibility back on to the team,” added general manager Pietro Leonardi.

“We did it to avoid any more alibis, as we now have to focus only on safety. Giving up is banned.

“I have to compliment Bari, who played with great honesty and gave their all despite their difficult situation.”

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