Sampdoria announce former Roma coach Eusebio Di Francesco as new boss after losing Marco Giampaolo to Serie A rivals Milan
- Eusebio Di Francesco has taken charge of Serie A Sampdoria after leaving Roma
- Former Sampdoria boss Marco Giampolo left club this summer to join AC Milan
- Eusebio had been sacked as Roma boss in March after two years in charge
Former Roma boss Eusebio Di Francesco has been confirmed as the new manager of Sampdoria after their coach Marco Giampolo left for Milan.
Eusebio had been out of work since being sacked by Roma in March following a difficult campaign that saw them lose to Porto in Champions League last-16.
Following Eusebio’s departure, Claudio Ranieri took charge on a caretaker basis and led the side to sixth in Serie A.
Eusebio Di Francesco has joined Sampdoria as their new coach asfter leaving Roma
Sampdoria ended last season in ninth place in Serie A, with veteran striker Fabio Quaglierella scoring 26 goals in the league.
Sampdoria president Massimo Ferrero confirmed Eusebio had signed a deal at the club until June 2022.
He told the club website: ‘Di Francesco is the best choice, with the aim of continuing to grow our Samp.
‘He is a technician who will provide training, experience, play, desire and mentality. Welcome, Eusebio!’