Brescia have officially appointed Diego Lopez as their new coach after sacking Eugenio Corini for the second time this season.
Despite releasing a press statement on Sunday “categorically denying the rumours in some newspapers relative to a possible and imminent change of management,” President Massimo Cellino did precisely that this morning.
Corini had already been fired on November 3, but he was recalled on December 2 because replacement Fabio Grosso had lost all three games, failing to score a single goal and conceding 10.
Results briefly picked up again, but a run of two points from the last six rounds left the Rondinelle rock bottom and Corini was axed again this morning.
Uruguayan tactician Lopez was a free agent after his contract with Penarol expired in December and had previously been linked with the Genoa job.
Lopez will be joined by assistant manager Michele Fini and fitness coach Francesco Bertini.
He’ll take on his first training session this afternoon, then hold a press conference on Thursday.
It’s a reunion for Lopez, who worked with President Cellino as both player and coach at Cagliari.
His other Serie A clubs as a coach were Palermo and Bologna.