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Tuesday October 15 2019
Ferrero: 'Stars aligned for Ranieri'

Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero reveals he had tried to hire Claudio Ranieri before, but “right now the stars have aligned.”

Eusebio Di Francesco was fired after six defeats in seven games, leaving them bottom of the Serie A table, and called in former Roma boss Ranieri.

“I am proud and honoured to welcome a great man, but above all a great professional,” said Ferrero at Ranieri’s presentation Press conference.

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Tuesday October 15 2019
Ranieri: 'Players must fight for Samp'

Claudio Ranieri is relishing the “wonderful” chance to make his Sampdoria debut against Roma, but tells players to “fight to the death to ensure their fans are proud.”

For the second time in seven months, Ranieri has replaced Eusebio Di Francesco at a Serie A club, having come in as caretaker manager for Roma in March.

In a twist of fate, his debut for Samp will be against his beloved hometown club this weekend.

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Saturday October 12 2019
Official: Sampdoria hire Ranieri

Sampdoria have officially appointed Claudio Ranieri as their new Coach and will debut against hometown club Roma on his 68th birthday.

“President Massimo Ferrero and UC Sampdoria welcome Claudio Ranieri, who has signed on to the club as Coach until June 30, 2021,” read a statement.

“The President wishes the Coach, his staff and the team good luck with work based on commitment and passion.”

The veteran had also taken over from Eusebio Di Francesco as caretaker manager of Roma in March.

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Saturday October 12 2019
Better call Claudio

Claudio Ranieri is again called on to rescue a troubled team, replacing Eusebio Di Francesco for the second time in seven months, writes Kaustubh Pandey.

Every time Claudio Ranieri joins a new club, the most optimistic of fans cast glances at Leicester City’s miraculous Premier League win in 2016. Others could also look at how he sparked a revival at Roma last season once he replaced Eusebio di Francesco, who was left in an absolute mess after some poor recruitment by Monchi in the summer of 2018.

Now, he finds himself in a similar position and replacing the exact same Coach, but in a different venue and much earlier in the campaign.

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Thursday October 10 2019
Ranieri close to Sampdoria deal

Sampdoria’s meeting with Claudio Ranieri was reportedly very positive and he is close to agreeing a deal worth €1m plus bonuses.

It means for the second time in only a few months, Ranieri will be replacing Eusebio Di Francesco, having taken over as caretaker manager at Roma in March.

He was by no means first choice for Samp, who were turned down by Stefano Pioli and Gennaro Gattuso, while the club was unconvinced by Beppe Iachini and Gianni De Biasi.

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Thursday October 10 2019
Sampdoria meet with Ranieri

Sampdoria are starting intensive negotiations with Claudio Ranieri to replace Eusebio Di Francesco on the Marassi bench.

According to Sky Sport Italia, President Massimo Ferrero, Vice-President Antonio Romei and director of sport Carlo Osti are all in Rome this afternoon.

They’re visiting Ranieri and initial contact seems to have been positive.

Di Francesco has already left Samp by mutual consent after six defeats in the opening seven Serie A games, but finding a replacement has so far proved difficult.

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Wednesday October 9 2019
Iachini: 'I'd love Sampdoria return'

Beppe Iachini confirmed he’d be “very happy to return to Sampdoria,” as he is the only remaining candidate along with Gianni De Biasi following Gennaro Gattuso’s refusal.

Samp parted company with Eusebio Di Francesco this week, terminating his contract by mutual consent after just seven Serie A games, six of which were defeats.

President Massimo Ferrero has seen several choices turn him down, including Stefano Pioli and most recently Gattuso.

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Wednesday October 9 2019
Gattuso turns down Sampdoria

Gennaro Gattuso has reportedly turned down the Sampdoria job after talks with President Massimo Ferrero.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, Sportitalia and more, Gattuso phoned Ferrero this afternoon to confirm he would not be accepting the role.

He had been offered a two-year contract and carte blanche on the transfer strategy.

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Tuesday October 8 2019
Gattuso considering Sampdoria job

After turning down Genoa, multiple sources report Gennaro Gattuso is in advanced talks to replace Eusebio Di Francesco at Sampdoria.

Gattuso was first choice for Genoa, but rejected the proposal from President Enrico Preziosi, as did Stefano Pioli (who is heading to Milan instead) and Francesco Guidolin (according to Sportitalia).

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Monday October 7 2019
Official: Di Francesco leaves Samp