Salernitana Change Again, Promote Colantuono to Coach

Salernitana have officially opted for another coaching change, their third this campaign, firing Fabio Liverani after just five matches and handing the job to Stefano Colantuono, who was already part of the team as head of the youth system.

The former Lecce manager lasted only five games after substituting for Filippo Inzaghi. La Bersagliera drew once and lost four times with him in the dugout. With nine matches to go, it is dead last with just 14 points and has a double-digit deficit from 17th place.

Colantuono is embarking on his third spell on the Salernitana bench. He led them for a few months in 2017 and 2018 in Serie B and then two seasons ago during the final stretch of their convoluted change of ownership. He has recorded 14 wins, 15 ties, and 25 losses in total. He spent time at Atalanta, Palermo, Torino, and Udinese in the past.

According to Alfredo Pedullà, president Danilo Iervolino tried to recall Filippo Inzaghi, but the gaffer wanted reassurances he’d stay at the helm in Serie B. That would have led to director Walter Sabatini’s ousting, as the two traded barbs after the firing. The owner preferred not to have his hands tied in the summer.

Our Take on Salernitana and Colantuono

They are packing it in as all hope is lost at this point, but they have been moribund for months. While the results didn’t improve, their play under Liverani wasn’t totally awful, but there’s utter confusion behind the scenes as well apparently.

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