Lecce Sacks Manager Roberto D’Aversa for Headbutting Verona Player, Serie A Club Confirms

Lecce Sacks Manager Roberto D’Aversa for Headbutting Verona Player, Serie A Club Confirms

Serie A side Lecce has officially announced the termination of Roberto D’Aversa’s contract following an altercation where the head coach was witnessed headbutting a rival player after their recent defeat on Sunday.

The On-Field Incident: D’Aversa’s Confrontation with Verona Player

After Lecce’s loss to Hellas Verona, Roberto D’Aversa was caught on camera confronting Verona striker Thomas Henry, culminating in a physical altercation where D’Aversa appeared to headbutt the forward.

The incident, captured in a video shared on social media, showed D’Aversa approaching Henry and engaging in a heated exchange after the match.

Consequences and Club Response

In response to the incident, match officials expelled both Henry and D’Aversa from the field. However, only D’Aversa faced repercussions from his club, with Lecce announcing his dismissal in a statement.

The club expressed gratitude for D’Aversa’s contributions but emphasized the necessity of parting ways following the incident.

Club Announcement and Verona’s Silence

Lecce made an official statement on the matter, announcing D’Aversa’s departure from his coaching duties. Meanwhile, Verona has yet to issue a statement regarding the altercation and its aftermath.

Performance and Future Prospects

Since taking charge of Lecce in July, D’Aversa has struggled to lead the team to success, with the club currently sitting in 15th place in the Serie A table.

With just one win in their last 12 league fixtures, Lecce hopes to improve their performance as they prepare to face Salernitana in their upcoming fixture.

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