AC Milan legend sees first big chance ended prematurely.
Palermo have officially sacked Gennaro Gattuso after just six games having made an indifferent start to the season in Serie B.
The former AC Milan midfielder is the latest victim of club president Maurizio Zamparini, who has established a reputation for his quick decision-making when it comes to firing coaches.
The fiery Italian owner has made a remarkable number of changes to the managerial seat during his tenure, and Gattuso can now join the list of his former coaches.
“It is with true and deep regret that we inform you that we have fired Gennaro Gattuso from the post of head coach of the first team,” an official statement on the club website read.
“Unfortunately, he and I, together, we may have made a step too far for his first experience as a technician in a club as demanding as Palermo,” it continued.
Palermo were relegated from Italy’s top flight last season, and have won two, drawn one and lost three since the start of the new campaign.
Gattuso has also been in trouble off the pitch as he has been sent off from the sidelines on more than one occasion, but it will not overshadow the disappointment of having his tenure ended so soon.
Having coached Swiss side Sion last year, the former Italian international is hoping to establish himself as a manager having called time on his playing career, and this will undoubtedly be a setback for him.
Zamparini has confirmed that Giuseppe Iachini will replace him as the Rosanero look to make an immediate return to Serie A.