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Serie A: Iachini issues warning to fans


The much-travelled tactician, who has had two spells at both Brescia and Sampdoria while also enjoying stints at Siena, Vicenza, Piacenza and most recently Udinese, was confirmed as the new Sassuolo boss on Monday following Bucchi’s sacking.

The 53-year-old arrives with the club 16th in the Serie A standings with 11 points from 14 games and he is tasked with the job of keeping them in the Italian top flight.

And, while Iachini is confident of guiding the side to safety, he warned that any improvements will not happen overnight.

Speaking at Tuesday’s press conference, Iachini, who signed a deal until June 2019, said: “First of all I want to salute Cristian Bucchi. In our line of work these things happen, he has my gratitude for the things he did and my affection too.

“I think Dr [Giampiero] Squinzi and sporting director [Giovanni] Carnevali for choosing me. I think there’s chance to do well, but I have no magic wand.

“All I can guarantee is work, professionalism and with the belief of these lads results will arrive.

“Here there is the right mix of experienced and young players, smart lads, now we just have to get in to it and get to know each other quickly.”



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