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Ficcadenti back in for Ballardini at Cagliari

Published: Sunday 11 March 2012, 22.27CET
Cagliari Calcio have dismissed coach Davide Ballardini following Friday's 6-3 loss at SSC Napoli, bringing back the 48-year-old's predecessor Massimo Ficcadenti for a second spell.
Ficcadenti back in for Ballardini at Cagliari
Davide Ballardini's last game at the Cagliari helm was a 6-3 loss at Napoli ©Getty Images
Published: Sunday 11 March 2012, 22.27CET

Ficcadenti back in for Ballardini at Cagliari

Cagliari Calcio have dismissed coach Davide Ballardini following Friday's 6-3 loss at SSC Napoli, bringing back the 48-year-old's predecessor Massimo Ficcadenti for a second spell.

Cagliari Calcio have dismissed coach Davide Ballardini after just four months at the helm, replacing him with predecessor Massimo Ficcadenti.

Ballardini was appointed to take over from Ficcadenti after a run of five Serie A games without a win in early November, but Friday's 6-3 loss at SSC Napoli was the club's third consecutive defeat. That result has left the Rossoblu 17th, six points above the relegation zone.

The 48-year-old Ballardini thus ends his third spell in charge of Cagliari, with 44-year-old Ficcadenti set to begin his second after first taking the reins before the start of the season following Roberto Donadoni's departure.

Last updated: 11/03/12 23.02CET

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