Udinese Confirm Cioffi Return After Dismissing Sottil

As expected, Udinese have relieved Andrea Sottil of his duties after nine rounds and have reunited with Gabriele Cioffi. The gaffer has inked a seasonal contract with an option. It’ll be automatically renewed if the Bianconeri avoid relegation, Ansa informs.

The boss previously guided the team for 22 matches in 2021/2022 after getting elevated from the assistant position following the ousting of Luca Gotti. He obtained 31 points during that spell. The Zebrette finished in 12th position.

Cioffi decided not to renew his expiring contract with Udinese to take a multi-year deal with Hellas Verona that summer. However, he got the boot after nine matches as The Scaligeri collected just five points.

The Friulani will be hoping to turn things around under the new manager. They have won five times in the past calendar year. They will face Monza, Cagliari, Milan, Atalanta, and Roma in their next five fixtures.

Our Take on Udinese and Cioffi

It’s a lateral move to bring in a new voice in the locker room. Whatever Sottil was preaching was no longer working. Even though they got the lead versus Lecce, they once again lacked fire and organization, making the decision almost inevitable. The boss wasn’t the only one responsible, as the team should have invested more after selling Beto, but you can’t make up for that now. The new tactician fared okay in his previous stay.

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