Speculation as to who replaces Giuseppe Iachini as Udinese Manager has already begun following the official announcement of his departure by the zebrette, and there appears to be a front runner for the role.
Iachini’s eight game reign as Udinese boss came to an abrupt end on Sunday evening following the club’s dismal showing in their 3-0 loss to Lazio at the Stadio Friuli on Saturday evening, leaving the club without a win in the last four games and languishing in the bottom half of the Serie A table.
A statement from the club’s official club website issued the following;
“Udinese Calcio announces that it has released Giuseppe Iachini from the post of technical manager of the first team. In thanking Iachini for the work done so far, Udinese Calcio wishes him the best professional fortunes.”
Following the poor start to the season coupled with recent memories of their struggles last season, it appears that the club had seen enough to suggest that the former Palermo trainer was not the right man to take them forward with the club clearly struggling for form early on this campaign.
However, according to tuttomercatoweb it is reported that the bianconeri friuliani have already held talks with the former Juventus, and more recently, Hellas Verona manager, Gigi Del Neri to step into the hot seat:
“Udinese have chosen their new manager. Luigi Del Neri has learned that he is a step away from the bianconera bench.”
The timing of the managerial changes at the club takes place during international week and they will hope to have their new man in place for their next Serie A game.
If Del Neri is announced as manager, his first game will be away from home against none other than his former employers and current Serie A Champions, Juventus.