Sampdoria Mulling Their Options After Sacking Giampaolo

Sampdoria didn’t bounce back in the first game after the break, as they lost three-nil to Monza at home, and the management quickly fired Marco Giampaolo. The Blucerchiati are still winless after eight rounds and sit at the bottom of the table with just two points.

The gaffer, who had a successful three-year run between 2016 and 2019, returned last January and helped them avoid relegation. He’s under contract until 2024. The club is in a difficult spot economically speaking, as it has been for sale ever since Massimo Ferrero was arrested. Despite some offers, a takeover isn’t imminent, and money is tight.

Sampdoria vice president Antonio Romei explained the decision to ax Giampaolo to Sky.

“We are sorry for this situation and for him, as we know his professionality and dedication. It’s hard to go out on a performance like this, but it was very poor. We must take responsibility and not search for alibis. This was an important tilt to assess the attitude of the squad. This is how football works: it’s everybody’s fault, but the coach pays the price. We haven’t discussed his replacement yet.”

According to the outlet, the Blucerchiati might recall Roberto D’Aversa, who’s still tied to the team after getting the boot midway through last season. Their dream candidate is Claudio Ranieri, but he’s pricey. The other options are Dejan Stankovic, Aurelio Andreazzoli, Leonardo Semplici, and Daniele De Rossi, La Gazzetta dello Sport relays.

Our Take on Sampdoria Dismissing Giampaolo

It was inevitable. He has occasionally shown to be a brilliant tactician, but his intricate football works only when everything clicks and isn’t apt for the relegation struggle. They need a rah-rah guy that can bring a jolt to re-energize a veteran roster.

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