Serie A: Relegation-threatened Empoli fire coach Giuseppe Iachini, rehire former boss Aurelio Andreazzoli

Iachini replaced Andreazzoli in November after Empoli won only one of 11 matches in Serie A under the 65-year-old coach, who had led the Tuscan team to the Serie B title and direct promotion last season

The Associated Press March 13, 2019 21:37:41 IST
Serie A: Relegation-threatened Empoli fire coach Giuseppe Iachini, rehire former boss Aurelio Andreazzoli
  • Relegation-threatened Empoli have fired coach Giuseppe Iachini and brought back Aurelio Andreazzoli

  • The club made the decision two days after Empoli lost at Roma 2-1 to leave it a point above the relegation zone

  • Iachini steered Empoli to three wins and a draw in his first four matches but has won only one of 12 since

Empoli: Relegation-threatened Empoli have fired coach Giuseppe Iachini and brought back Aurelio Andreazzoli.

Serie A Relegationthreatened Empoli fire coach Giuseppe Iachini rehire former boss Aurelio Andreazzoli

File image of Aurelio Andreazzoli. Reuters

The club made the decision two days after Empoli lost at Roma 2-1 to leave it a point above the relegation zone.

Iachini replaced Andreazzoli in November after Empoli won only one of 11 matches in Serie A under the 65-year-old coach, who had led the Tuscan team to the Serie B title and direct promotion last season.

Iachini steered Empoli to three wins and a draw in his first four matches but has won only one of 12 since.

Empoli next play Frosinone, who are five points below them in the table, before travelling to Serie A leaders Juventus after the international break.

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