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Arrigoni takes the reins at Cesena

Published: Wednesday 2 November 2011, 15.40CET
AS Cesena have appointed Daniele Arrigoni as coach after Marco Giampaolo left the club following Sunday's 2-0 defeat at FC Parma, which left the club at the foot of Serie A.
Arrigoni takes the reins at Cesena
Things have not been going well for Cesena so far this season, and Guillermo Rodríguez shows his frustration ©Getty Images
Published: Wednesday 2 November 2011, 15.40CET

Arrigoni takes the reins at Cesena

AS Cesena have appointed Daniele Arrigoni as coach after Marco Giampaolo left the club following Sunday's 2-0 defeat at FC Parma, which left the club at the foot of Serie A.

AC Cesena have appointed Daniele Arrigoni as coach after parting company with Marco Giampaolo in the wake of Sunday's 2-0 defeat at FC Parma, which left the Romagna club rock bottom of Serie A.

After previous spells at Cagliari Calcio, Bologna FC, AS Livorno Calcio and Torino FC, the Cesena-born 52-year-old has signed a contract until the end of the season. Despite the side earning just three draws from their nine league games so far, Arrigoni is confident of survival. "I think we have a good chance of avoiding relegation," he said. "Coaching my hometown club is a dream for me. My only objective is to lead the side to safety."

The 44-year-old Giampaolo had arrived in the summer on a two-year contract. "We wanted to see a different kind of reaction from the team," said president Igor Campedelli after Sunday's game. "We did not want to take this kind of action but I think it is the only option we have right now."

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