Torino sacks Sinisa Mihajlovic after 18 months in charge

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TURIN, ITALY - DECEMBER 30: Torino FC head coach Sinisa Mihajlovic reacts during the serie A match between Torino FC and Genoa CFC at Stadio Olimpico di Torino on December 30, 2017 in Turin, Italy.
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Sinisa Mihajlovic was shown the exit by the Torino hierarchy on Thursday following the previous day's 2-0 Coppa Italia defeat at local rival Juventus.

The manager was sent to the stands for his protests against the VAR decision that awarded the Old Lady her second goal of the night. That dismissal marks his final involvement in the Piedmont club's dugout after 18 months at the helm.

Torino is somehow placed 10th in Serie A despite winning only five of its 19 league tilts this season, with just one of those wins coming in its last eight matches. Wednesday's quarter-final loss to Juventus ended Torino's deepest run in the Coppa Italia since the 2008-09 season.

Former Napoli, Inter Milan, and Watford handler Walter Mazzarri has been linked to the vacated post, according to reports in Italy relayed by PA Sport.