Udinese have confirmed that Andrea Stramaccioni has been appointed as their new Coach on a two-year deal.
The former Inter boss has been out of work since leaving the Nerazzurri this time last year, but has been chosen by the Zebrette to replace Francesco Guidolin.
The 38-year-old has agreed a contract pay-off at San Siro following a year on gardening leave, and will now start at the Friuli.
Gigi Del Neri had been thought as the favourite to take over at Udinese, but after talks broke down between the two parties, Strama was the one the Pozzo family eventually went for.
A statement on their official website read: “Udinese Calcio can announce that it has entrusted the management of the first team to Mr. Andrea Stramaccioni.
“Our relationship with the Coach will begin on July 1, 2014 for two years.
“The presentation of the new Coach will be on Friday June 6 at 15.00 CET.”
Dejan Stankovic is expected to be named as assistant manager.
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