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It's a source of constant amazement that club owners consider with the fallacy that being a great player somehow makes you a suitable manager.
Sinisa Mihajlovic was a disaster at Bologna, mediocre at Catania, a failure at Fiorentina and a divisive, destructive influence on an already fractious dressing room while on the bench for Serbia. Why Sampdoria would think that he was the man to end their woes is anyone's guess.
It's true that he didn't have very big shoes to fill when he took over in Genoa; Delio Rossi is another manager whose most impressive attribute as a manager is the way he continues to find employment, but if Edoardo Garrone was looking for someone to bring back some glory to the port city, he could have found any number of managers more qualified than Mihajlovic.
Against Roma, they had a third of possession, a miserable two shots on target and conceded twice from set pieces. On top of that, poor discipline led to Daniele Gastaldello getting sent off, leaving his side with 10 men to do a job that 11 couldn't handle.
In other words, they failed in every aspect. They couldn't keep the ball, they couldn't attack, they couldn't defend, and they couldn't keep their heads when the pressure was on. These are all things the manager should be working on. He clearly isn't. The Blucerchiati deserve better.