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Malesani tasked with reviving Sassuolo fortunes

Published: Wednesday 29 January 2014, 15.33CET
US Sassuolo Calcio have named Alberto Malesani, who led Parma FC to UEFA Cup glory in 1999, as their new coach following the dismissal of Eusebio di Francesco.
Malesani tasked with reviving Sassuolo fortunes
Alberto Malesani takes charge of Sassuolo for the first time on Sunday ©Getty Images
Published: Wednesday 29 January 2014, 15.33CET

Malesani tasked with reviving Sassuolo fortunes

US Sassuolo Calcio have named Alberto Malesani, who led Parma FC to UEFA Cup glory in 1999, as their new coach following the dismissal of Eusebio di Francesco.

Having parted company with coach Eusebio di Francesco on Tuesday, US Sassuolo Calcio have handed Alberto Malesani the task of improving their Serie A fortunes.

The 59-year-old inherits a team third from bottom in Italy's top flight and a point adrift of safety following their sixth reverse in seven league outings against fellow strugglers AS Livorno Calcio at the weekend. Malesani will occupy the Sassuolo dugout for the first time when his side host Hellas Verona FC on Sunday.

The Italian took his first steps in coaching with AC Chievo Verona in 1987 and famously steered Parma FC to a Coppa Italia and UEFA Cup double 12 years later. He has since led Bologna FC, Udinese Calcio and Genoa CFC among other clubs, and vacated his last managerial position at US Città di Palermo in February 2013.

Last updated: 29/01/14 20.13CET

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