Udinese have officially appointed Luigi De Canio as the successor to the sacked Stefano Colantuono.
Former Atalanta boss Colantuono was dismissed yesterday after defeat to Roma on the weekend that continued their relegation trouble.
The Friuli outfit announced late on Monday evening that De Canio, whose last post was with Catania in 2013/14, has signed on until the end of the campaign.
The appointment marks a return for the tactician, who was previously in charge of the Zebrette from 1999-2001.
“Udinese Calcio announce the appointment of Luigi De Canio as new head coach of the first team,” read an official club statement.
“The manager has signed a contract until the end of the season.
“It’s the second adventure with Udinese for De Canio after his previous experience which lasted from August 1999 to March 2001.
“In those two years De Canio won the Intertoto Cup in the double final against Sigma Olomouc in August 2000. In addition he reached the UEFA Cup round of 16 and the semi-final of the Coppa Italia.
“De Canio has already managed at Udinese 83 times: 57 matches in the Serie A, 8 in the Italian Cup and 18 in European competitions (12 Uefa Cup games and 6 Intertoto Cup games). 38 wins, 15 draws and 30 defeats.”