Serie A clubs have something of a reputation for chopping and changing managers. Indeed, in this season alone, ten clubs have opted to make a change in the dugout, with two of those clubs (Brescia and Genoa) having three separate managers.
So the argument might be that these clubs aren’t giving their managers enough time to impose their philosophy on their new squads, and those arguments are probably justifiable. However, we’re not here to discuss whether these managers should’ve been given more of chance, we’re here to discuss how badly these managers performed, regardless of whether one thinks they should’ve been given more time.
In truth, Eusebio Di Francesco could’ve landed himself a better job than Sampdoria.
Coming off the back of a unfair sacking at Roma (less than a year after leading them to the Champions League semi-finals), Di Francesco was appointed as manager of Sampdoria. A solid top-half side, but one that