Sampdoria coach Roberto D’Aversa admitted he enjoys working with Daniele Faggiano and said he immediately accepted the offer from President Massimo Ferrero.
D’Aversa didn’t manage to help Parma stay up last term, as he returned to the Gialloblu in January.
The 45-year-old left the Ducali for the second time after the relegation to Serie B and has replaced Claudio Ranieri at the Marassi, where he found former Parma director Faggiano.
“From the first day I saw many positive things at Sampdoria,” D’Aversa told Il Secolo XIX. “To work with a sporting director like Faggiano, with whom I wrote important pages, is nice.
“But I think the important thing is to work in the same direction. It’s not D’Aversa, Faggiano, Osti that count, but the club.”
The new coach admitted he didn’t need much time to decide to join the Blucerchiati when Ferrero called.
“I didn’t think twice about it,” he continued. “I was lucky enough to have played for this football club before. Sampdoria have important qualities and I had no doubts.”