Roberto Donadoni should have known better than to arrive at his post-Euro 2008 debrief at the Italian FA hopeful of convincing them to keep him on.
For, unless the Azzurri thrashed out a deal with Marcello Lippi in about 20 minutes flat after Donadoni left the building, his successor had already been installed and he was manager in title only.
Without wishing to pander to national stereotypes, ED is surprised to see such a level of organisation from Italy, a country where the managerial merry-go-round is more like a centrifuge.
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