Thursday, 7 June 2007

Siena announce Beretta departure

Mario Beretta has parted company with Siena by mutual consent after a year in charge at the club.

The former Chievo and Parma coach joined the Tuscan side last summer after agreeing a two-year deal. He secured Siena's Serie A survival by a point with a dramatic last-minute win against Lazio on the final day of the season.

"Siena and Mario Beretta have decided to terminate their cooperation by mutual consent," read a statement on the Bianconeri’s official website.

"The club thanks Beretta for his work in the past campaign. His contribution was decisive in securing Serie A safety," continued the note.

"Beretta showed great professionalism and loyalty as well as guaranteeing continuity in a situation that was not made easy by the change in the team’s ownership.

"We thank Beretta and we wish him all the best for the future, interpreting what we believe are the supporters’ and the entire city’s feelings."

Former Atalanta coach Andrea Mandorlini has emerged as the leading contender to replace Beretta.

[Serie A 2006-07 Managerial Changes]

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