SAMPDORIA NEWS

Vladimir Petkovic still won’t talk about Lazio as title contenders even after soaring into second place with a victory away to Sampdoria.
Fiorentina crushed Palermo 3-0 and Lazio ruined Sampdoria boss Delio Rossi’s debut to go into second place, while Parma also earned a big away win at Bologna in the Emilia-Romagna Derby.
Delio Rossi picks his first line-up for Sampdoria with Andrea Poli in a trequartista role as Lazio aim to continue their 10-game unbeaten run.
Delio Rossi feels he already has “a good idea” on how to revive Sampdoria and faces his past as Lazio come to Marassi this afternoon.
The variations to the Serie A schedule and kick-offs have been confirmed from Week 19 to Week 29.
Vladimir Petkovic warns Lazio they “must grow in terms of mentality” as they face Sampdoria on Delio Rossi’s debut.
Sampdoria sporting director Carlo Osti has denied rumours that midfielder Pedro Obiang will leave the club in January.
Angelo Palombo is back in the Sampdoria first team squad following the arrival of new boss Delio Rossi.
Delio Rossi says he didn’t hesitate in accepting the offer to become the new Coach of Sampdoria.
Italy national team boss Cesare Prandelli has called for patience after two Serie A Coaches were fired this afternoon.
Sampdoria have confirmed that Delio Rossi is their new Coach after they decided to dismiss Ciro Ferrara. They have a new sporting director too.
Serie A side Sampdoria have reportedly decided to axe Ciro Ferrara after the 3-1 reverse at Catania on Sunday.
Rolando Maran hailed Catania's fightback, but Ciro Ferrara felt the referee was "verbally attacked."
Milan were aided by two own goals when beating Pescara, but Roma were stunned in the fog by Sergio Pellissier.
Ciro Ferrara welcomes back Eder and is sure Sampdoria can cause problems in Sicily against Catania.
Sampdoria insist that no club has made them an offer for Pedro Obiang – but they suspect Juventus and Napoli are keen.
Sampdoria midfielder Pedro Obiang is at the centre of a £15m bidding war between Chelsea, Tottenham and Manchester City.
The one and only Udinese fan who made the trip to watch his team beat Sampdoria 2-0 last night revealed what it felt like to be celebrating alone.
Udinese Coach Francesco Guidolin has hailed his side's spirit after they claimed a 2-0 win against Sampdoria on Monday evening.
Sampdoria boss Ciro Ferrara admitted his side's poor finishing was to blame as they went down 2-0 to Udinese.