Tuesday, 16 January 2007

Arrigoni keeps Livorno job

Daniele Arrigoni has been reinstated as the Livorno coach after chief Aldo Spinelli made a sensational U-turn on Tuesday.

The President had fired the 47-year-old after the 5-1 drubbing at Atalanta on Sunday, a defeat which he labelled as “embarrassing” at the end of the game.

However, the squad rallied around the axed tactician whose side – despite a drastic slump in form – remain just four points shy of a Champions League spot.

Captain Cristiano Lucarelli was one of the first players to speak up and threatened to take drastic measures if Spinelli refused to change his mind.

Lucarelli himself, along with five other players representing the entire squad, held crisis talks with the fiery owner on Monday.

Spinelli then met with Arrigoni this morning where the tactician was given a chance to defend himself.

It now seems that Arrigoni has been given his job back and may also be aided with a number of January signings.

The former Cagliari and Torino boss will take charge of Tuesday’s training session ahead of Sunday’s clash with Roma.

[Serie A 2006-07 Managerial Changes]

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