The Serie A season got into full swing with Napoli who after six days took the lead in the standings with full points. The new Azzurri coach, Luciano Spalletti (formerly of Roma and Inter) had a good impact on a group that so far has shown that it deserves first place. If the championship smiles on Spalletti, the same cannot be said for Leonardo Semplici and Eusebio Di Francesco, the first two coaches to be sacked this year in Serie A. two technicians paid for the negative start in Cagliari and Verona respectively.
But who will be the next manager sacked in Serie A? Which bench is the hottest? To answer this question, let's immediately take a look at the Serie A coaches' exemption and resignation quotas offered by LeoVegas:
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As we can see from the table above, even the coach of Juventus, Massimiliano Allegri, is among the possible next dismissals of Serie A. The Juventus coach, despite the double victory in the first two days of the Champions League, is paying for the negative start of his team in the championship.
All betting sites, in fact, have corrected upwards the odds on Juventus winning the Scudetto 2023 after consecutive defeats against Empoli and Napoli. In the last two matchdays, the Old Lady has managed to secure two victories against Spezia and Sampdoria and is now 8 points behind the top spot in the standings.
At the top of the Serie A standings, as previously stated, we find Napoli, followed by Milan (2 points behind) and Inter, trailing the leaders by 4 points in the league and still winless in the Champions League. Simone Inzaghi, who has replaced Antonio Conte on the bench of the Canadian champions, however, remains confident in his role with the Nerazzurri, so much so that bookmakers quote a possible sacking of the former Lazio coach up to 15.00.
We move to the Capital where both Roma and Lazio have entrusted themselves to two new coaches this year, José Mourinho for the Giallorossi and Maurizio Sarri for the Biancocelesti.
The one who risks the most is the ex-Napoli and Juventus coach (Sarri, who has been sacked, is at 10.00 against the 15.00 odds of the Portuguese ex-Inter coach), currently in sixth place after six match days (one point behind fourth-placed Roma).
Last season, 7 coaches were fired during the Serie A season:
- Cagliari: Eusebio Di Francesco (1st-23rd) – Leonardo Semplici (24th-38th)
- Crotone: Giovanni Stroppa (1st-24th) – Serse Cosmi (25th-38th)
- Fiorentina: Giuseppe Iachini (1st-7th) – Cesare Prandelli (8th-28th) – Giuseppe Iachini (29th-38th)
- Genoa: Rolando Maran (Matchday 1-13) – Davide Ballardini (Matchday 14-38)
- Parma: Fabio Liverani (1st-16th) – Roberto D’Aversa (17th-38th)
- Torino: Marco Giampaolo (1st-18th) – Davide Nicola (19th-38th)