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Milan sack Pippo Inzaghi and replace him with a controversial character

Former Serie A defender Sinisa Mihajlovic has agreed to take over at one of Italian football’s sleeping giants.

Mihajlovic spent two seasons in charge of Sampdoria.
Mihajlovic spent two seasons in charge of Sampdoria.
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Updated at 18.00

MILAN HAVE SACKED head coach Filippo Inzaghi following a difficult Serie A campaign.

Inzaghi took charge of the first team in June as a replacement for Clarence Seedorf having enjoyed success with the club’s youth side.

However, he was unable to turn their fortunes around, with Milan finishing a lowly 10th in the league, 35 points adrift of champions Juventus.

Inzaghi scored 126 goals in 300 appearances during 11 years as player at San Siro, but he failed to further enhance his legendary status in his spell in charge.

Former coach Carlo Ancelotti had been heavily linked with the job, but earlier this month announced he had turned down their approach. But Milan have acted fast and announced Sinisa Mihajlovic as Inzaghi’s replacement.

The controversial Serb, a goalscoring defender who had spells at Roma, Sampdoria, Lazio and Inter Milan in his day, has managed in Italy with Bologna, Catania and Fiorentina as well as the Serbian national team. The 46-year-old was most-recently in charge of Sampdoria.

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