Baroni Leaves Lecce to Lead Hellas Verona Dugout

Marco Baroni will sign as Hellas Verona’s new coach, after Lecce parted ways with the technician who was largely responsible for the side staying afloat in the top-tier, to hire Roberto D’Aversa. Extensive negotiations have reportedly taken place between the Gialloblu and Baroni over the past few weeks, and an official announcement is expected soon.

Verona are said to have long chosen Baroni to lead the dugout following the farewell of the Zaffaroni-Bocchetti duo. An agreement has been struck between the two parties ahead of a crucial season, which will see the northerners fight for a place in Europe.

As per Sportmediaset, Baroni will accept a one-year contract with the option to extend for a further year. The former defender will return to the club where he culminated his top-flight career in 1998, before moving to amateur Florence-based Rondinella.

The official presentation of Baroni as the new hire is expected to take place over the weekend at the Gialloblu headquarters at Via Olanda.

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