Serie A Weekly News Recap


The Serie A roster got completed last Sunday as Frosinone beat Palermo in the playoff final. The Rosanero lost their first appeal against the validation of the result as they believe there were some irregularities and promised to keep fighting. The Ciociari, whose promotion does not seem in danger, will play two games with closed doors because some objects were thrown onto the pitch and for time wasting by the ball boys.

There could be trouble in Parma, as the club has been deferred to the sports justice for attempted offence due to some text Emanuele Calaiò sent to some Spezia players ahead of the final and decisive game, inviting them not to play too hard. Continue reading

Sampdoria hire Walter Sabatini


It did not take long for Sampdoria to replace Daniele Pradè, who had just moved to Udinese, and, perfectly in tune with the flamboyant style of the president Massimo Ferrero, they have taken a big swing and hired former Palermo and Roma executive Walter Sabatini as their new head of the technical area. He will collaborate with the sporting director Carlo Osti.

Sabatini is coming off a ten-month stint as coordinator of the Suning group, where he worked hand in hand with Piero Ausilio, and stepped down in March because of some contrasts regarding his level of autonomy and the amount of investments. Continue reading