Empoli sack Andreazzoli and hire Iachini


After the 5-1 loss to Napoli on Friday, Empoli have decided to fire Aurelio Andreazzoli and to bring in Giuseppe Iachini, who reportedly agreed to a two-year contract. Andreazzoli was appointed last season on December 2017 and led the team to the promotion by remaining undefeated through the rest of the year, winning 16 games and tying seven times, dominating Serie B.

However, despite being praised for their free-flowing style, the Azzurri have struggled so far in Serie A and have collected just one win, in the opener against Cagliari, have been defeated seven times and have shared the spoils with Chievo, Milan and Frosinone. Continue reading

Sassuolo appoint Roberto De Zerbi


Last Tuesday, Sassuolo and Giuseppe Iachini mutually agreed to part ways, citing that there no longer were the conditions to continue their working relationship. According to the rumours, the coach was irked by the fact that the club took plenty of time before deciding whether to stick with him or not. Today, the Neroverdi announced that Roberto De Zerbi has signed a two-year contract.

Iachini was appointed at the end of November, replacing Cristian Bucchi after a disappointing start, which had put them firmly among the teams battling against relegation. There has been a shake-up in the front office as well: the technical director Guido Angelozzi has left to join Spezia, leaving president Carlo Rossi and general manager Giovanni Carnevali as the main executives. Continue reading