Friday, 5 June 2009

Gregucci named Atalanta boss

Angelo Gregucci has been named the new coach of Atalanta, replacing former boss Gigi Del Neri who left to become Sampdoria coach on Monday.

Angelo GregucciDespite finishing a respectable 11th place in Serie A last season Del Neri announced it would be his last season in charge back in April, citing that he needed to discover new challenges.

Gregucci arrives from Serie B outfit Vicenza and is said to have beaten off competition from Palermo's Davide Ballardini for the vacant post in Bergamo.

"I am very satisfied," said President Alessandro Ruggeri. "Gregucci is a young Coach, but has already put together plenty of experience.

"He has clear ideas and a strong desire to make his mark – the qualities we were looking for. Gregucci greeted our proposals with enthusiasm.

"Now I can only wish him good luck in his work."

The 44-year-old has worked at numerous clubs despite managing for just a short period. Gregucci has worked alongside Roberto Mancini as his assistant at Fiorentina while managing Legnano, Venezia, Salernitana, Lecce and Vicenza.

"I'm really happy and honoured with the proposal the club has made me," Gregucci told the club's official website.

"I will try to work professionally and reach the satisfactions of Atalanta and their supporters."

Source: Sky Sports

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