Sinisa Mihajlovic sacked by AC Milan
AC Milan have sacked coach Sinisa Mihajlovic and appointed Cristian Brocchi until the end of the season.
The move comes after Sunday's 2-1 loss to Juventus left Milan seven points adrift of the European places in Serie A.
"Sinisa Mihajlovic has been relieved of his role as AC Milan coach," a club statement said.
"The club would like to thank Mihajlovic for the dedication and hard work carried out this season.
"Cristian Brocchi will now be in charge of the first team until the end of the season. AC Milan would like to welcome Mr Brocchi and wish him all the best."
Mihajlovic, who took charge last summer and had another season remaining on his contract, reportedly met with club president Silvio Berlusconi on Monday evening, and later wrote on Twitter: "Thank you for the love, it has been an honour."
Berlusconi had previously suggested the Serbian coach's fate would depend on the outcome of the Coppa Italia final against Juve on May 21 - a match which may now be the club's best hope of playing in Europe next season.
Milan were without a win in their last five Serie A matches.