Tuesday, 20 March 2007

Livorno axe Arrigoni again?

Livorno chief Aldo Spinelli has dismissed reports that he’s axed Daniele Arrigoni – even if he has admitted that he is considering firing the tactician.

Stories this afternoon had claimed that Arrigoni had been sacked for the second time this season following last weekend’s 4-0 defeat at Udinese, but Spinelli is still assessing his options.

"Nothing has been decided yet," the fiery chief noted this evening. "Nothing will happen until at least tonight or tomorrow at the latest.

"Arrigoni remains for now, then we will see. There are still a lot of things to think about. I’ll speak with the players tomorrow and then decide."

Arrigoni was sacked in mid-January but was reinstated after his players passionately defended him by even threatening a revolt.

However, the Tuscan outfit have continued to slide towards the relegation zone and have only won once in 16 outings which seems to have left Spinelli with little choice but to pull the plug.

A possible Arrigoni replacement will be announced within the next 48 hours and looks set to be 65-year-old tactician Gaetano Salvemini.

Salvemini worked under Spinelli at Genoa and also spent time on the Bari bench, but has been out of the game since 2001 when he failed to save Monza from Serie B relegation.

It seems likely that Spinelli will look to bring in a younger Coach for the start of next season with Genoa youth boss Vincenzo Torrente amongst the very early favourites to land the post.

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