Thursday, 1 November 2007

Struggling Reggina remove Ficcadenti

Serie A strugglers Reggina have parted company with coach Massimo Ficcadenti in the wake of Wednesday's 3-1 home defeat by Livorno which left the team bottom of the table with five points and no victories from 10 games.

Ficcadenti, formerly coach of Verona, arrived in the summer to replace the highly successful Walter Mazzarri – who had left for Sampdoria – but his first top-flight campaign has been short-lived.

President Lillo Foti hinted that he couldn’t see the club moving forward with him at the helm.

"The chances of Ficcadenti carrying on at the club have decreased," Foti told journalists following Wednesday's defeat. "The League table is damning and I will have to address the situation with our aoach in the next few hours as we are failing.

"I expected a different kind of performance tonight in such an important game – the team didn’t respond as I wanted them to."

The southern Italian club have yet to announce a successor for Ficcadenti, who turns 40 on 6 November, although the experienced names of Nedo Sonetti and Renzo Ulivieri have been linked with the job.

Source: C4 Football Italia / UEFA

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