Monday February 3 2020
Torino hire Longo, line up EDF

Walter Mazzarri will be fired and replaced until the end of the season at Torino by Moreno Longo, but Eusebio Di Francesco is reportedly lined up for next season.

Multiple sources all confirm Mazzarri has already been informed of his dismissal, which became inevitable after two shocking Serie A defeats in a row.

The historic 7-0 home loss to Atalanta was followed by Sunday’s 4-0 hammering at the hands of minnows Lecce.

Longo is expected to take over for the rest of the season, as he has strong links with the Granata, having won the youth team Scudetto and Coppa Italia when he was their academy coach.

However, Tuttomercatoweb maintain this is only a stop-gap measure and Di Francesco is being lined up for next season.

Di Francesco was fired by Sampdoria in September, but cannot take on another Serie A job within the same campaign, as that is forbidden in the Italian rules.