Sion put Gattuso in charge of team

The Italian joined the club in the summer of 2012, and will take command of his team-mates after the board decided to put responsibility into their hands
Sion have announced that former AC Milan star Gennaro Gattuso will be put in charge of team affairs ahead of coach Victor Munoz.

The Swiss side have been on a poor run of form of late, and the club's board have decided to hand extra responsibility to the players in the wake of their 4-0 loss to Thun over the weekend in a bid to reignite their ambition.

"After the disastrous performance of Sion at Thun and in face of the obvious lack of direction of the team, the management of the club has decided to put the players in front of their responsibilities," a club statement read.

"To do this, from today, and until further notice, they will take care of their own affairs. The management is assigning hierarchical responsibility of the group to campaign Gennaro Gattuso.

"Victor Munoz, meanwhile, has taken a step back.

"With this decision and the measures imposed, the club's management hopes to improve the performance of the team rapidly and the investment of the leading figures, who no longer have the ambition of the club."

Gattuso had signed for Sion in the summer of 2012 after leaving San Siro on a free transfer.