Monday, 23 November 2009

Malesani appointed to rescue Siena

Siena have sacked caretaker coach Marco Baroni after less than a month at the helm and replaced him with Alberto Malesani until the end of the season.

Alberto MalesaniBaroni took the reins at the end of October from Marco Giampaolo, who was dismissed by the Tuscan team after picking up just five points from the opening 10 games of the season.

But Baroni claimed just one point from his three matches in charge and a statement from the club read: "AC Siena announces it has reached an agreement with Alberto Malesani.

"Malesani will be unveiled tomorrow."

Sunday's 2-0 defeat to Atalanta was Siena's ninth of the campaign and left them at the foot of the standings, six points adrift of safety.

The Bianconeri have won just one game this season, a 3-1 triumph at Cagliari on August 30.

The writing appeared to be on the wall for Baroni earlier on Monday when Siena sporting director Manuel hinted there could be a change.

"We missed an opportunity against Atalanta to improve our standings.

"We shall see now. A coaching change? We will wait and consider every option."

The 54-year-old Malesani has been out of a job since being fired by Serie B outfit Empoli earlier this year.

His first game in charge will be on Sunday at Bari.

Source: Sporting Life

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