Roberto D’Aversa sacked by Parma

Three weeks after the conclusion of Serie A 2019/2020 season, Parma have given their head coach Roberto D’Aversa the boot.

Parma which finished 11th, said it was ‘relieving’ D’Aversa of his duties, because in “the last few weeks, the cohesion, unity of intent, harmony and mutual enthusiasm which have been so key to the successes achieved together over the last few years have disappeared”.

The Parma statement added: “Nothing can erase the unforgettable achievements engraved into the club’s history thanks to the coach and his coaching team’s fundamental contribution, and the club expresses its gratitude for everything over these past few years, wishing Roberto the best of luck for the next step in his career.”

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D’Aversa took charge of Parma when they were in Lega Pro in 2016 and earned back-to-back promotions to restore them to Serie A.

This was just three years on from going bankrupt and having to play in the fourth tier after being re-founded.