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Friday August 14 2020
Sampdoria to extend with Yoshida?

Sampdoria are preparing a new deal for defender Maya Yoshida, who wants to remain in Genoa.

The Japanese defender arrived on loan from Southampton in January and his contract with the Premier League side expired in July.

The 31-year-old centre-back reportedly wants to continue working with coach Claudio Ranieri and La Gazzetta dello Sport claims the Blucerchiati are working to extend his stay until June 2022.

Yoshida played 14 times in Serie A 2019-20 but must take a pay cut to continue at the Marassi.

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Thursday August 6 2020
Serie A 2019-20 Season Review: Sampdoria

Sampdoria started with such high hopes, but the Eusebio Di Francesco experiment was a disaster and Claudio Ranieri salved their season, writes Rob Lambert.

Ranieri to the rescue

It’s been a season to forget for Sampdoria, who completed the 2018-19 campaign with room to grow, but had a disastrous start under new coach Eusebio Di Francesco and called in Claudio Ranieri to steady the sinking ship.

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Friday July 31 2020
Ranieri: 'Such a strange season'

Claudio Ranieri praised Sampdoria players for guaranteeing their Serie A status ahead of the final match with Brescia. ‘It has been such a strange season.’

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“We want to end the season well. It won’t be easy, because Brescia are playing well and fighting in every game,” said Ranieri to the official Sampdoria website.

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Thursday July 30 2020
Ferrero: 'Ranieri has a contract'

Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero has confirmed coach Claudio Ranieri will remain in charge of the Blucerchiati. ‘He already had a contract in case of salvation’.

Ranieri was brought in to replace Eusebio Di Francesco, who terminated his contract with Samp by mutual consent after six defeats in the opening seven fixtures of Serie A 2019-20.

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Monday July 27 2020
Ranieri: 'Super happy with Samp'

Claudio Ranieri praised Sampdoria for having confirmed their place in Serie A with four games remaining and was ‘super happy’ with the performance in the 2-0 defeat to Juventus.

The Old Lady wrapped up the title with the win at the Allianz Stadium last night but Ranieri was positive after the final whistle.

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Friday July 24 2020
New deal for Ranieri?

Sampdoria have reportedly offered Claudio Ranieri an extension until June 2022 and prepare to meet with midfielder Karol Linetty next week to discuss a new deal.

The Blucerchiati secured their place in Serie A with four games to spare and Ranieri, who’s current contract expires in June 2021, could be rewarded for his work so far.

Rai Sport claims Cagliari are following the Roman’s situation at the Marassi and that Samp are hoping to extend his deal worth €1.5m a year with a further year and fend off the interested clubs.

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Thursday July 23 2020
Nicola: 'Genoa up to Derby task'

Davide Nicola thanked Sampdoria coach Claudio Ranieri after Genoa ended their Derby della Lanterna taboo. ‘Samp were tough, but we were up to the task.’

The Grifone hadn’t won the Derby della Lanterna in four years, but emerged victorious thanks to a Domenico Criscito penalty and Lukas Lerager strike.

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Wednesday July 22 2020
Ranieri: 'Genoa deserved the derby'

Claudio Ranieri concedes Genoa ‘fully deserved’ to win the Derby della Lanterna against his Sampdoria. ‘We tip our hats to them.’

The Grifone had not beaten their local rivals for four years and a defeat here would’ve pushed them back into the danger zone.

“We played our game and Genoa had that little bit more motivation, not to mention being able to score two goals compared to just one for us,” said Ranieri in his press conference.

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Monday July 20 2020
Ranieri: 'Comebacks are the best'

Sampdoria coach Claudio Ranieri thanked his players after the 3-2 triumph over Parma and claimed comeback wins ‘are the best games’.

Goals by Julian Chabot, Fabio Quagliarella and Federico Bonazzoli turned the game for Samp in the second half, as Ranieri felt Parma, who were 2-0 up at half-time, were ‘surprised’ by the Blucerchiati.

“Parma started better than us, but we never played at 17.15 (local time) before and the pitch was dry,” he said, according to Tuttomercatoweb.

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Friday July 17 2020
Ranieri enjoys 'post-COVID Samp'

Coach Claudio Ranieri has enjoyed Sampdoria's performances after the resumption and urges his players to keep ‘concentrated’ and steer the Blucerchiati towards safety against Parma this weekend.

Ranieri’s men resumed with three consecutive 2-1 defeats but have bounced back since the start of July, winning four of their last five matches.

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