SAMPDORIA SQUAD DETAILS

Coach Marco Giampaolo
He was the nearly-man of Italian football, fired by Cagliari, Siena and Cesena, famously quitting Brescia and going AWOL one game into the 2013-14 Serie B campaign.  That all changed at Empoli, when Giampaolo carried on the work done by Maurizio Sarri at the Stadio Castellani and won plaudits for their organised and entertaining approach.  The tactician opted to walk away and start afresh at Sampdoria, a club that has caused huge problems for more experienced Coaches.