Lecce announced to have appointed Roberto D’Aversa as their new coach. The Salentini are partying ways with Marco Baroni. His contract is about to expire, and the parties didn’t come to an understanding to renew it. He’s now in talks with Verona, Gianluca Di Marzio reports. The Scaligeri have already stated that Marco Zaffaroni, who guided the team along with Salvatore Bocchetti, who didn’t have the proper license, was leaving.
D’Aversa signed a one-year contract with an option. It hinges on whether they will avoid relegation. They did so on the penultimate matchday in their return campaign in Serie A. He helmed Sampdoria in the first half of 2021/2022 before being fired in January after recording 5 wins, 5 draws, and 12 losses.
The 47-year-old gaffer got his start on Virtus Lanciano’s bench. After that, he helped Parma work their way back from Lega Pro to Serie A. However, he got the ax, and the team eventually went down, in their third year together in the top flight.
Our Take on Lecce and D’Aversa
There were more appealing and daring options out there, for instance, Andrea Pirlo, who’s likely to join Sampdoria, and Francesco Farioli. The brass played it safe with a more experienced and less risk-taking coach. They got it done in the past season through defensive-minded football and they will stay the course.
There’s a long way to go before determining their chances of avoiding the drop. Their squad is largely in flux. A few linchpins were on loan, and they or may not return as they didn’t buy out any. In addition, Morten Hjulmand is most likely on his way out for a massive profit. They are in for a busy summer.
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