Thursday, 1 November 2007

Ulivieri to the rescue for Reggina

Serie A strugglers Reggina have appointed Renzo Ulivieri after parting 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 ten games.

The 66-year-old Ulivieri, who was unemployed after being sacked by Bologna last term, comes in on a contract until the end of the season and will begin his salvage operation at Napoli on Sunday.

Ficcadenti, formerly coach of Verona, had arrived in the summer to replace the popular Walter Mazzarri – who had left for Sampdoria – but the 39-year-old's first top-flight campaign proved short-lived.

The Calabrian side have now turned to Ulivieri's greater experience, with the new man having led Sampdoria, Cagliari, Bologna and Parma during his Serie A career and also Napoli in Serie B.

The new man will be officially presented by Amaranto President Lillo Foti on Thursday afternoon.

Source: C4 Football Italia / UEFA

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