Wednesday, 21 March 2007

Arrigoni reveals Livorno chop

Daniele Arrigoni has revealed that he’s been sacked as coach of Livorno after a string of negative results.

Reports on Tuesday had suggested that President Aldo Spinelli was close to making a change following last weekend’s 4-0 defeat at Udinese, but the outspoken chief had stated that nothing had been decided yet.

However, a decision was taken late last night when team manager Elio Signorelli informed Arrigoni that his time with the Tuscan club had come to an end.

"I was expecting this decision, I knew it was about to happen," said the tactician to the local newspaper Il Tirreno. "I am very disappointed, but the President has the right to make the decisions he believes are best for the team."

Arrigoni, in his second spell at the Tuscan club, had already been sacked in mid-January, but Spinelli made a U-turn and reinstated him a few days later after the players asked for the coach to stay.

Reports had suggested that Gaetano Salvemini would be a likely replacement, but the 65-year-old allegedly turned down Livorno’s offer.

That has opened the door for Fernando Orsi, a former Lazio goalkeeper and Roberto Mancini’s ex-assistant at Inter, who would allegedly bring in Luciano Spinosi as his deputy.

The Amaranto are currently 13th in Serie A and have won only once since mid-November, despite having started the season with European ambitions.

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