Italy: it’s over for Mihajlovic in Bologna

Sinisa Mihajlovic has been ousted from his position as coach of Bologna, the club in which the Swiss Michel Aebischer evolves. The Serbian technician had been in post for more than three and a half years.

His time on the bench was marked by his battle with leukemia. Bologna pulled the ax after five days without a win in Serie A. ‘Today the professional relationship between Bologna and Sinisa Mihajlovic is interrupted,’ the club announced.

« This decision has unfortunately become inevitable, despite the strong emotional bond that has been created with the club and the whole city during these exciting and dramatic three and a half years, » added Bologna.

The 53-year-old former Serbian international and Sampdoria, Lazio and Inter player returned to the Bologna bench in January 2019 after a first experience in 2008-09. This new passage was marked by mixed rankings, in the middle of the table, but above all by his fight against leukemia which he has been leading since 2019.

He had been hospitalized again for several weeks at the end of last season, to undergo a new treatment because of a risk of relapse. But he had resumed his place on the bench at the start of the season.


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