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Serie A: Salernitana appoint Colantuono after Castori sacking

Serie A: Salernitana appoint Colantuono after Castori sacking

Stefano Colantuono was named as Salernitana coach for a second time on Sunday after Fabrizio Castori was sacked following a 2-1 defeat at Spezia that left the promoted side bottom of the Serie A standings.

Colantuono previously led the club between Dec. 2017 and Dec. 2018, the 58-year-old’s last coaching role.

“I embrace with great enthusiasm a place where I had a great time with extraordinary fans,” Colantuono said.

“From tomorrow we will be back on the pitch with great commitment and confidence because I believe all the conditions are in place to do great work and achieve our goal of staying up.”

Castori led the Salerno-based club to promotion back to the top flight for the first time since 1998-99 last season, but the veteran coach was dismissed after picking up four points from their opening eight league games.

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“Thanking him for his professionalism and the objectives reached together, the club wishes the coach the best of human and professional fortunes,” Salernitana said in a statement.

Salernitana earned their first win of the season against Genoa before the international break, but surrendered a halftime lead to lose to relegation rivals Spezia on Saturday. They face Empoli at home next.

Castori is the third Serie A coach to be sacked this season, after Hellas Verona and Cagliari dismissed Eusebio Di Francesco and Leonardo Semplici in September.

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