Serie A: Palermo Make Fifth Managerial Change Of Season, Diego Lopez Fired After Just 10 Matches In Charge

Chris Wright

11th, April 2017



Maurizio Zamparini might not be the man with his finger on the trigger anymore, but it would appear that Palermo’s new president is just as fidgety as his infamously impatient predecessor.

Indeed, Paul Baccaglini has popped his cherry and authorised his first managerial dismissal just four weeks into his presidential tenure, firing Diego Lopez as head coach after just 10 matches in charge.

That said, seven of those matches were heavy defeats in which three or more goals were conceded.

Diego Bortoluzzi has already being installed as Lopez’s replacement, Palermo’s fifth coaching change of the season (so far).

Here’s Goal’s handy breakdown of all the various chopping and changing, laid out in terms of ‘game weeks spent in charge’…



The Rosanero are currently 19th in Serie A, one point off the bottom and eight points from safety with seven fixtures remaining.