Delneri new head coach of Udinese
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Udinese have appointed Luigi Delneri as head coach following the dismissal of Giuseppe Iachini, the Serie A club said on Monday.
Delneri, 66, signed a one-season contract which includes a renewal clause. He played with the Udine side as midfielder from 1978 to 1980, helping them get into the top flight in 1979.
His first game is away to leaders Juventus, the team he coached in 2010/11, on October 15, as the Serie A league resumes after an international break.
Delneri's last job at Verona ended with relegation to the Serie B in May.
Iachini, 52, suffered a fourth defeat from seven games Saturday, losing 3-0 at home to Lazio. Udinese sit on seven points in 16th position.
The club hired him at the end of the past season to replace Luigi De Canio.