Saturday June 22 2019
Official: Sampdoria appoint Di Francesco

Sampdoria have officially appointed Eusebio Di Francesco as their new Coach on a three-year contract. “He is the best choice.”

He replaces Marco Giampaolo, who joined Milan this week, and it is his first role since Roma fired him in March.

“Di Francesco is the best choice, with the objective of continuing to help our Samp grow,” President Massimo Ferrero told the official club website.

“He is a Coach who will put his preparation, experience, quality football, hunger and mentality at our disposal. Welcome, Eusebio!”

Di Francesco is 49 years old and has signed a contract to June 2022.

It’s reported the salary is worth €1.8m per year net, plus a €1m golden handshake as part of the termination with Roma.

His coaching career began at Virtus Lanciano in 2008 and he went on to spells at Pescara, Lecce, Sassuolo and Roma, where he took the Giallorossi to the Champions League semi-final last season.

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