Saturday May 18 2019
Mazzarri eyes Bigon reunion

Torino Coach Walter Mazzarri could reunite with current Bologna sporting director Riccardo Bigon, who he previously worked with at Reggina and Napoli.

According to website, the pair could find themselves working together once again, if sporting director Gianluca Petrachi leaves the Granata in the summer.

Petrachi has been heavily linked with a move away from Torino, with Roma leading the chase for the 50-year-old former Nottingham Forest midfielder.

Meanwhile, the website also reports the Toro Coach will ask President Urbano Cairo to replace him with his former colleague.

Mazzarri and Bigon first teamed up at Reggina in 2004 and led the Calabrian club to a series of mid-table finishes – before they defied all logic and avoided relegation after starting the 2006-2007 season with a 15-point deduction.

The Stadio San Paolo was their next port of call when they both joined in 2009, and they oversaw the Partenopei’s first Champions League qualification while also lifting of the Coppa Italia in the 2011-2012 season.

The 47-year-old is the son of former Milan midfielder Alberto Bigon, who Coached the Azzurri when they won their second Scudetto in 1990.