Salernitana Walk Back Decision to Change Their Coach

Salernitana changed their mind and will recall Davide Nicola to helm the team. The coach was fired following the 2-8 romp versus Atalanta. President Danilo Iervolino and sporting director Morgan De Sanctis inquired about other gaffers. However, they ultimately stuck with the one already under contract.

Per Gianluca Di Marzio, the Granata officials held talks with Roberto D’Aversa, without reaching agreement on the option to extend his deal past June, Leonardo Semplici, who indeed accepted, Eusebio Di Francesco, and Roberto Donadoni, but without going too far with the last two.

The Salernitana decision-makers also spoke with the squad, which wanted Nicola to stay on board. The boss was happy to comply, as he revealed on his social media pages. They will face Napoli away Saturday. They are in 16th position, with a seven-point lead over Verona and Sampdoria.

According to Corriere dello Sport, the Granata reached out to Rafa Benitez to see whether he wanted to take over, returning to Serie A after his still at Napoli. He turned them down. West Ham might appoint him if they fired David Moyes.

Our Take on Salernitana and Nicola

What a proper mess, and they’ll be hoping the situation provides a spark anyway because they have been lackluster and not their usual fiery selves in recent fixtures. However, other than Di Francesco, whose football has proven ineffective and harmful in the relegation struggle, the options weren’t great or much different from their manager. If they stay afloat, and they are not in immediate danger, they’ll use the next few months to go after a bigger fish.

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