Sassuolo Promote from Within After Dismissing Dionisi

Following a string of poor results, Sassuolo have pulled the plug on Alessio Dionisi and elevated Primavera coach Emiliano Bigica, at least for the time being. They have collected just one point in the last five rounds. They are bunched up with Verona and Cagliari near the bottom of the table.

The previous manager has been at the helm since 2021 and led them to 11th and 13th-placed finishes in the past two seasons. The Neroverdi have collected 5 wins, 5 draws, and 15 losses so far. They haven’t had Domenico Berardi for a month due to a meniscus tear.

After the axing of Dionisi, Bigica will lead Sassuolo in an upcoming make-up game versus Napoli on Wednesday. The former midfielder managed a pair of amateur sides before taking over Italy U-17 and spending three years in the dugout of Fiorentina’s U-19 side. He has been at the club since 2020.

According to Gianluca Di Marzio, the Neroverdi were rebuffed by Gennaro Gattuso and are in talks with Fabio Grosso. The former Lyon boss asked for a two-year-and-a-half contract, while the management offered a shorter one. He’d prefer to join in June.

Our Take on Sassuolo, Dionisi, and Bigica

It’s quite the fall from grace for the young coach, who was one of the most touted ones and in line for a big-time job. His messages were no longer getting across. They haven’t shown the sense of urgency of a team fighting to avoid relegation during their ongoing skid.

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