Tuesday, 27 May 2008

Giampaolo in for Beretta at Siena

Siena have named Marco Giampaolo as their coach for next season after Mario Beretta walked away following a 13th-placed Serie A finish.

Giampaolo, 40, takes charge having been without a club since he was dismissed by Cagliari in December.

A month earlier, the 48-year-old Beretta had been reinstalled as Siena coach, but his second spell at the helm of the Tuscan side produced mixed results – and his departure by mutual consent.

The former Parma trainer's first stint had ended in similar fashion, after a long, if ultimately successful, relegation battle in 2007.

Appointed by Cagliari in the summer of 2005 after a strong campaign with Ascoli, Giampaolo helped the Sardinian team avoid relegation in 2006 – despite the inconvenience of being first sacked then reappointed by club President Massimo Cellino.

Source: UEFA

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