Serie A Udinese Appoints Cannavaro As New Manager

After firing Gabriele Cioffi on Monday, relegation threatened Udinese named former Italy defender Fabio Cannavaro as manager for the remainder of the year.

Cannavaro, fifty, who has coached multiple teams in China in addition to Benevento of Serie B, replaces Cioffi, who was appointed in October when the squad was positioned eighteenth in the league.

After dropping three of their last four games, Udinese is currently in 17th place with 28 points, tied with third-place Frosinone—who, although having a game remaining, are in the relegation zone.

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Fabio Cannavaro is the new Udinese coach … who will lead the team until the end of the season. He has signed a contract until 30 June 2024,” the club said in a statement.

“Cannavaro will be accompanied by his brother Paolo as assistant coach and Francesco Troise as technical collaborator.”

The final eighteen minutes of Udinese’s home match against AS Roma on April 14 have been rescheduled until April 25.

The match was delayed with the score tied at one goal due to the collapse of visiting defender Evan Ndicka on the pitch.

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