Salernitana Officially Bring Back Colantuono after Sacking Castori

Salernitana are the third team to change their coach this season after Verona and Cagliari. The Granata have fired Fabrizio Castori, the architect of their unlikely promotion, following the loss in the crunch game with Spezia. They have appointed Stefano Colantuono.

After eight matchdays, Salernitana are at the bottom of the table with four points. They had collected their lone win right before the break, topping Genoa one-nil. They tied with Verona in Round Five, while they were defeated in all the other tilts.

Castori had been at the helm since the summer of 2020. The Salernitana front office motivated the decision: β€œIt is not tolerable to have a submissive and defeatist behavior, particularly in those instances where it is necessary to attest the determination in pursuing the objective.”

Stefano Colantuono returns to Serie A after nearly five years. He previously coached Atalanta, Palermo, and Udinese. It will be his second stint at Salernitana, as he managed them between 2017 and 2018. He collected 13 wins, 12 draws and 16 losses, resigning in December in his last season. He spent some time as an executive for Sambedenettese recently. His best campaign was in 2006-2007, where he finished eighth with the Bergamaschi.

The new gaffer declared: β€œI am happy to return to a place where I felt great in the past, which had to quit only due to familiar reasons. I thank Salernitana for trusting me, and I look forward to getting back to work. I think we have everything in place to do an excellent job and avoid relegation.”