Alessandro Nesta, an ex-Italian international, is no longer the coach of Frosinone. The Serie B club was announced on Monday. The former defender is paying the price for his team’s recent bad results, which has made qualifying for the Serie A play-offs very difficult.

Former Italy international and 2006 world champion Alessandro Nesta was fired as Frosinone’s Serie B coach on Monday after a string of disappointing results, according to the club. Nesta, who joined the club in 2019, led the club to the Serie A playoffs last season after finishing eighth in the regular-season standings. However, he had struggled in the crucial head-to-head versus La Spezia, who was eventually promoted.

Frosinone had a strong first half of the season but dropped to the bottom half of the table (12th) after a string of disappointing finishes, most notably this weekend against Lecce (0-3). The eighth spot, the final qualifier for the top-flight play-offs, is now six points down with eight days to go.

The club announced the departure of the 45-year-old ex-central defender in a tweet, saying that “he thanks the coach for his efforts and wishes him the best for his professional future.” “It’s a very tough choice for me, and I asked myself a lot of questions, but I guess there needs to be a shock,” President Maurizio Stirpe said at a press conference.

Since his retirement as a player in 2014, the former Lazio Rome and AC Milan defender has also worked as a technical consultant for the Impact Montreal in Canada, a club where he previously played, managed Miami FC in the United States in 2016-2017, and Perugia in Serie B in 2018-2019.

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