Serie A presidents are generally known for being trigger-happy when it comes to sacking managers, therefore, it’s not surprising to see that six clubs already went through managerial changes during the current campaign. In fact, this number is considered to be a shy one compared to some of the previous seasons.
Whilst some turned out to be beneficial, others ended up backfiring – as witnessed at Fiorentina, which actually prompted us to put up this list.
Thus, here are the Serie A mid-season managerial changes ranked from worst to best – at least based on the current stat of the campaign.
6 – Parma
When Roberto D’Aversa completed his return to Parma, things were expected to look up for the Ducali after Fabio Liverani’s underwhelming tenure.
Nonetheless, the club only won one match since the manager’s comeback, and still lies in a disastrous 19th position.
5 – Fiorentina
Our second uninspiring comeback on the list. Cesare Prandelli’s second spell in Florence failed to re-captivate the magic of the first one.
The former Italy boss eventually resigned, handing the club once again to Giuseppe Iacchini, but in an even worse position.
What a mess!
4 – Crotone
Serse Cosmi’s long-awaited return to Serie A definitely added some spice for the Calabrian side.
Unfortunately, avoiding relegation with Crotone is an extremely difficult task to put it lightly.
3 – Cagliari
Leonardo Semplici’s appointment as a replacement for the struggling Eusebio Di Francesco had proven to be the right decision after wining his first two matches in charge.
Whilst the former Spal manager lost the last two fixtures, he still has the time to lift Cagliari from the Serie A relegation zone.
2 – Torino
Although Torino are still dangerously close to the relegation spots, Davide Nicola’s arrival has definitely added a stronger character to the club.
Whilst the team didn’t play too badly under Marco Giampaolo’s guidance, they seemed to be slipping towards Serie B.
1 – Genoa
Undoubtedly the best managerial change in Serie A this season.
Genoa were pretty much at the bottom of the table when Rolando Maran was replaced with Davide Ballardini.
The returning manager lifted them with a series of positive results, and the Grifone now find themselves in a relatively comfortable 13th spot.