Serie A: Lecce Sack Manager D’Aversa After Headbutt Incident


Roberto D’Aversa, the manager of Serie A team Lecce, has been fired following a horrific incident involving a fight with Verona forward Thomas Henry.

The 48-year-old coach’s stint came to an abrupt end on Sunday after a heated argument that culminated in D’Aversa headbutting Henry following Lecce’s 1-0 loss to their relegation rivals.

D’Aversa’s actions, which included invading the pitch at full time to confront Henry, led both him and the striker to earn red cards.

However, Lecce wasted no time in condemning their manager’s behavior, issuing a statement expressing their severe disapproval and emphasizing that such actions are antithetical to the club’s and the sport’s ideals.

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Less than 24 hours after the event, Lecce confirmed D’Aversa’s departure on Monday morning, calling his behavior inappropriate.

The club thanked D’Aversa and his coaching team for their efforts but deemed the incident sufficient grounds for his immediate removal.

D’Aversa accepted the gravity of his actions, calling them “inexcusable” and emphasizing that he intervened on the field to keep his players from getting inflamed by the opposition.

While acknowledging that the headbutt was unfortunate, he insisted that it was not his aim to engage in such behavior.

Techrectory with Agency Report.

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