Sunday April 22 2018
Oddo sacked, Strama back?

Massimo Oddo’s future at Udinese appears to be in serious doubt, with Andrea Stramaccioni linked with a return to the club.

The Friuli-Venezia-Giulia side were beaten 2-1 at home by relegation-threatened Crotone this afternoon -  their eleventh consecutive Serie A defeat.

It is a remarkable collapse by Oddo’s team, who were in contention for a Europa League place prior to the start of their catastrophic downturn in form.

Now, they are only four points above the relegation zone with four matches remaining of the season.

As such, TMW report that it is all but certain that Oddo will leave his position as Coach, with former Udinese boss Stramaccioni the favourite to return.

Stramaccioni, most recently in charge of Sparta Prague, is said to be in talks with the Bianconeri board over a deal that would see him back in the Stadio Friuli dugout for the remaining four matches of this season, as well as the next campaign.

Udinese’s losing streak is now the third longest ever to take place in a single Serie A season.

Only Brescia, who lost 15 in a row in the 1994/95 campaign, and Benevento, who tasted defeat in their opening 14 matches of this season, have suffered more consecutive League defeats.

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