Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Zenga accepts Catania job

Serie A strugglers Catania have appointed Walter Zenga as their new coach this morning following Silvio Baldini's departure.

Baldini stepped down after Sunday's 2-1 defeat to Torino, which marked Catania's fourth game without a win.

The Sicilian outfit accepted Baldini's resignation and moved quickly to sign up the former Inter goalkeeper Zenga.

The 48-year-old will make his Serie A coaching debut this weekend when Catania take on Napoli at the Stadio Angelo Massimino.

Catania are 16th in the standings, level on 29 points with third-from-bottom Cagliari with seven games remaining.

Zenga, a former Italy international, has very little coaching experience in Italian football having only had a short stint in Serie D with Brera. But he has managed several foreign clubs including the New England Revolution in the United States; National Bucharest, Steaua Bucharest and Dinamo Bucharest in Romania; Gaziantepspor in Turkey and Al Ain in the United Arab Emirates.

He also steered Crvena Zvezda to a league title and a Serbian Cup win in 2006.

Source: UEFA

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