Salernitana Sack Davide Nicola after Atalanta Romp

Salernitana have dismissed coach Davide Nicola following the embarrassing 2-8 loss at the hands of Atalanta Sunday. The Granata have collected just two points in the last six rounds. They have drawn with Cremonese and Torino and lost also versus Fiorentina, Monza and Milan. They are 16th in the standings, with a seven-point lead over Sampdoria and Verona.

The gaffer closes his stint with 8 wins, 12 ties, and 14 defeats in 34 matches, with a 1.06-point average. He contributed to avoiding relegation with a majestic run to close the past season. But his side has mostly been underwhelming in 2022/2023, other than a stretch of three victories in four games in October.

Nicola also paid the price for some tension with Salernitana director Morgan De Sanctis, as the two didn’t see eye-to-eye on how to proceed in the transfer market, Tuttomercatoweb relays. The executive is under fire, but he’s staying on for now.

The Granata are keeping things close to the vest as it relates to the next coach. There were some rumblings in previous weeks, but the firing was mostly abrupt and stemmed from the romp. Per La Gazzetta dello Sport, they are mulling Giuseppe Iachini and Roberto D’Aversa. They might also promote Stefano Colantuono, who’s currently the head of the youth academy.

Our Take on Salernitana and Nicola

Besides the unforgivable showing in Bergamo, they haven’t been playing with their usual fire lately, and the in-house fighting did the rest. The rumored names wouldn’t suit a team that has proven to be pretty ambitious since Danilo Iervolino became the president.

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