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Palermo name Mutti as Mangia's successor

Published: Monday 19 December 2011, 15.24CET
Devis Mangia has left US Città di Palermo in the wake of Sunday's 2-0 Sicilian derby defeat by Calcio Catania, with the 57-year-old Bartolo Mutti coming in to replace him.
Palermo name Mutti as Mangia's successor
Devis Mangia watches on during his side's defeat by Catania ©Getty Images
Published: Monday 19 December 2011, 15.24CET

Palermo name Mutti as Mangia's successor

Devis Mangia has left US Città di Palermo in the wake of Sunday's 2-0 Sicilian derby defeat by Calcio Catania, with the 57-year-old Bartolo Mutti coming in to replace him.

US Città di Palermo have parted company with coach Devis Mangia in the wake of Sunday's 2-0 Sicilian derby defeat by Calcio Catania.

Serie A debutant Mangia, 37, took over from Stefano Pioli early this season after Palermo were eliminated from the UEFA Europa League third qualifying round by Swiss side FC Thun.

Mangia has been replaced by Bartolo Mutti, who led Palermo in Serie B in the 2001/02 season. The 57-year-old has twice been called in as a mid-season replacement in the last two seasons, taking over at Atalanta BC and AS Bari respectively, but failed to save both sides from relegation.

Palermo are tenth in Serie A, having won six of their seven home games, but are yet to score a goal in eight away matches, earning just two points on the road. Mangia is the ninth coach to leave his post in the Italian top flight this campaign.

Last updated: 19/12/11 19.15CET

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