Sunday June 24 2012
Iachini 'let down' by Sampdoria

Sampdoria are in negotiations with Rafa Benitez, which shocked current Coach Beppe Iachini. “I was really let down.”

The tactician took over mid-season with the Blucerchiati mid-table, but took them to a surprise surge up the standings and promotion from Serie B via the play-offs.

Promotion automatically extended Iachini’s contract, but Sampdoria still seem eager to bring in a bigger name.

“Within a few days we’ll know something definitive,” Iachini told Tuttosport.

“I was really let down, I will admit, as I didn’t expect this. I think the club is evaluating its options, but I never had problems with the directors or owners.

“I hope to lead Sampdoria into Serie A, as I think I earned that chance.”

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