Football: AC Milan sack Mihajlovic; Brocchi in charge till end of season

MILAN (AFP) - AC Milan have announced the sacking of coach Sinisa Mihajlovic, replacing the Serb with youth-team handler Cristian Brocchi until the end of the season.

A statement from the struggling Italian Serie A giants on Tuesday read: "Sinisa Mihajlovic has been relieved of his role as AC Milan coach.

"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."

Milan are sixth in the table on 49 points, 27 points behind leaders Juventus.