Udinese, Verona, Empoli and Cremonese All Hiring New Coach

Udinese, Verona, Empoli, and Cremonese will have a different coach on their respective benches next season. The four sides have yet to officially announce their decisions, but they have all zeroed in on one candidate. Spezia is the only Serie A side that has yet to make a decision. It is likely that Thiago Motta will leave.

Salernitana were at risk of losing Davide Nicola after an abrupt divorce with sporting director Walter Sabatini. However, the talked with the gaffer were productive. He has not backtracked after signing a two-year contract, Sky informs.

The Scaligeri will soon welcome Gabriele Cioffi, who did not re-up with the Friuliani once he got the call to replace Igor Tudor. The Croat reportedly stepped down because he feared the club peaked in 2021/2022 and would not have been able to fare better due to multiple summer departures. The Bianconeri are putting the finishing touches on their agreement with Ascoli to onboard Andrea Sottil. Their former defender led the Picchio to the Serie B playoffs this season.

Cremonese and Empoli will change their coach as well, like Udinese and Verona, but for different reasons. Previous Grigiorossi manager Andrea Pecchia decided not to extend his contract following the promotion. He has then joined Parma. He will be substituted by another up-and-comer as the Lombardy team is in advanced talks with Perugia to free up Massimiliano Alvini. The Azzurri opted not to retain Aurelio Andreazzoli due to their second-half swoon. They have chosen former Venezia boss Paolo Zanetti, who remained in high regard despite the relegation.

Spezia will probably let Thiago Motta go over a lengthy clash with the management. They will have a summit with Luca Gotti Monday, Tuttomercatoweb informs. They had conversations with a few alternatives, such as Nenad Bjelica, Francesco Farioli and Andrea Pirlo.