Giancarlo Camolese has been unveiled as the new Livorno coach after Fernando Orsi was sacked following a disappointing start to the Serie A campaign by the Tuscan side.
Camolese, 46, will step into the breach and having had previous spells at Torino, Reggina and Vicenza, he is raring to go.
"I'm looking forward to it," said Camolese. "As soon as I can I will put on a tracksuit, go to the training ground and start working with the players."
"The decision to hire Camolese was taken due to a number of factors," President Aldo Spinelli explained. "He is a young coach with big ambitions and his Torino heart can become an Amaranto heart. He has very clear ideas on how we should prepare and play.
"The players have greeted the choice warmly and director general Elio Signorelli and team manager Silvano Bini spoke to Camolese for hours yesterday and were very positive."
Camolese, who has signed a two-year contract, will have his first taste of action against Lazio after the international break on 21 October.
Orsi departed yesterday with the club marooned at the foot of the table after suffering a third successive defeat against Catania at the weekend, though Spinelli admitted it was a difficult decision. "Orsi didn't deserve to be dismissed," he said. "But our fans were really disappointed with the poor results and they think it was his fault."
Source: C4 Football Italia / UEFA