Udinese are expected to very soon make official the appointment of Andrea Stramaccioni as their new Coach.
The Zebrette thought last week they were close to agreeing a deal to appoint Gigi Del Neri as Francesco Guidolin’s successor, only for disagreements reportedly over backroom staff and transfer targets to see talks break down at the last moment.
Dipping back into the coaching market, the club were seen as split in recent days between Rolando Maran and Stramaccioni.
On from reports that the former Inter Coach was in leading contention, the Gazzetta dello Sport lead assessments that yesterday he met with Gino Pozzo and for four hours discussed both the prospective role and the objectives of the club.
The pink paper believe that those talks went well and that it is only a matter of time before the 38-year-old is confirmed as Udinese’s new Coach.
Sporting director Cristiano Giaretta has also indicated that the tactician, who has been out of work since leaving San Siro at the end of the 2012-13 season, is in pole position.
“Andrea Stramaccioni is the first choice, he is ahead of everyone else. But we have not yet made it official,” Giaretta has told Sportitalia today.
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