Lecce Hand the Reins to Gotti After Firing D’Aversa

Lecce have officially chosen Luca Gotti to replace Roberto D’Aversa. The management picked him up over Leonardo Semplici in the duel to fill their opening. On top of a lengthy slump, a skirmish with Thomas Henry after the final whistle versus Verona did their previous boss in.

The new gaffer has inked a contract until June 30th with an option for another season if they avoid relegation. The Giallorossi will look to bounce back right away against Salernitana.

Gotti returns to a Serie A bench at Lecce after being fired by Spezia on February 15th, 20023. At the time, the Aquilotti were 17th with 19 points after 22 matches. It was his second consecutive dismissal. Udinese sacked him after 16 rounds the previous year.

The 57-year-old helmed the Friulani from November 2019 to December 2021, finishing 13th and 14th. After some stints in the lower leagues and on the bench of Italy U-17, he assisted Roberto Donadoni for five years and Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea for one campaign.

Our Take on Lecce and Gotti

It’s an interesting choice as he’s not a rah-rah guy like other relegation race specialists. Perhaps they did it because they were coming off of one, and his message was no longer getting across, so they went with a different approach. Moreover, he used a 3-5-2 scheme in his recent stops, while their squad is built for 4-3-3 or something close to it. Semplici must be asking for a sizeable salary since he didn’t get the job again.

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