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AC Milan Fires Manager, Mihajlovic, Replaces Him With Brocchi

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AC Milan has sacked manager, Sinisa Mihajlovic and replaced him with youth-team coach Cristian Brocchi until the end of the season.

The 47-year old Serbian replaced Filippo Inzaghi at San Siro last June, and he leaves the club just after 10 months in charge, having seen his side slip in form.

The Italian club is without a win in its past five matches, losing three of them, including Sunday’s 2-1 loss to League leaders, Juventus to leave it in danger of failing to qualify for Europe for a third straight season.

A club statement said: “Sinisa Mihajlovic has been relieved of his role as AC Milan coach.

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“The club would like to thank Mihajlovic for the dedication and hard work carried out this season.

“Cristian Brocchi will now be in charge of the first team until the end of the season. AC Milan would like to welcome Mr Brocchi and wish him all the best.”

After the announcement, Mihajlovic took to his twitter handle to express gratitude to the club for his time with them.

“Thank you for the love, it has been an honour,” the Serb wrote.

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Brocchi becomes Milan’s fifth coach in little more than two years. It is the 40-year-old Italian’s first senior coaching role. He had two separate spells as a Rossoneri player from 1994-1998 and 2001-2008 and had been coaching the youth team since 2014.