Palermo makes 2nd coaching change of season after Cup loss

PALERMO, Sicily (AP) " Palermo has fired its coach for the second time this season, replacing Roberto De Zerbi with Eugenio Corini after getting eliminated from the Italian Cup by second-division Spezia.

Spezia beat Palermo 5-4 on penalties following a 0-0 draw Wednesday.

Palermo is also last in Serie A, with only one win and six points from 14 matches.

De Zerbi had replaced Davide Ballardini two matches into the Serie A season.

Corini previously coached Chievo Verona and played for Palermo from 2003-07, helping the Sicilian club return to the top division after a 32-year absence as captain.

Palermo president Maurizio Zamparini has made almost 60 coaching changes in 29 years as club owner.

It's the fourth coaching change in Serie A since the season began.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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