Kevin Pogorzelski Date: 13th September 2018 at 4:12pm
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With teams such as AC Milan and Lazio handing the reins of their first team squads over to younger coaches in recent years, Serie A now have the third lowest average age of the five major European leagues.

While Gennaro Gattuso and Simone Inzaghi are in their forties, Sassuolo coach Roberto De Zerbi is yet to hit that milestone, helping the league average 49.65 across the 20 coaches.

According to a study by Sportnews.eu, that makes Serie A slightly higher than second placed La Liga with 48.65, but nearly three years off the Bundesliga, who average 46.44.

However, the German championship is aided by the unusually youthful Julian Nagelsmann and Domenico Tedesco, in charge at Hoffenheim and Schalke, at just 31 and 32 years old respectively.

Trailing behind Serie A is Ligue 1 with an average age of 51.55, while the Premier League comes in last at 52.60 and have the oldest coach of all five leagues in ex-Inter chief Roy Hodgson.