Saturday September 17 2011
Tesser not seeking Cagliari revenge

Novara Coach Attilio Tesser was sacked by Cagliari and returns to face his former club this afternoon.

The tactician has taken the little club to back-to-back promotions from Serie C to the top flight, earning himself the nickname ‘Novara's Sir Alex Ferguson.'

Tesser was axed by President Massimo Cellino after just one game in the 2005-06 season and steps back into the Stadio Sant'Elia at 17.00 UK time.

“I am not looking for revenge. I do think Cellino made a mistake at the time, but this is football,” said the Coach.

“If I meet him today, then of course I'm happy to say hello. There were players in that squad who are still at Cagliari, like Daniele Conti and Andrea Cossu, a lad who I gave his Serie A debut.

“We are facing a side that has been playing in the same way for a long time and that makes it a complicated game for us.”

Tesser rings the changes after a 2-2 draw at Chievo, fielding the front two of Taka Morimoto and ex-Cagliari striker Jeda.

“Riccardo Meggiorini is injured and I really liked Pablo Granoche last week, but want to try players with different characteristics against Cagliari.”