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De Biasi steps into Udinese breach

Published: Tuesday 22 December 2009, 11.34CET
Pasquale Marino has been dismissed as Udinese Calcio coach after presiding over seven defeats in his last ten games, with former Torino FC boss Giovanni De Biasi named his immediate successor.
De Biasi steps into Udinese breach
Giovanni De Biasi is the new coach of Udinese ©Getty Images
Published: Tuesday 22 December 2009, 11.34CET

De Biasi steps into Udinese breach

Pasquale Marino has been dismissed as Udinese Calcio coach after presiding over seven defeats in his last ten games, with former Torino FC boss Giovanni De Biasi named his immediate successor.

Pasquale Marino has been dismissed as coach of Udinese Calcio having presided over seven defeats in his last ten games to leave the club 14th in Serie A, with former Torino FC boss Giovanni De Biasi installed as his successor.

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With just five points between Udinese and the relegation zone, the club moved quickly to end Marino's two-and-a-half-year tenure. The former Calcio Catania coach's final game in charge of the Zebrette was a 2-1 defeat at bottom-placed AC Siena on 13 December. De Biasi, 53, is the man charged with steering Udinese back up the table after more than a year out of coaching following his sacking by Torino in December 2008. His first fixture in charge will not be until after the Italian winter break, at home to S.S. Lazio on 10 January.

Last updated: 23/12/09 9.30CET

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