Serie A: Chievo appoint Eugenio Corini as new manager after Giuseppe Sannino exit
Chievo Verona have moved swiftly to appoint a new manager with Eugenio Corini returning to the Serie A outfit.
By Nadia Carminati
Last Updated: 12/11/13 9:36pm
Corini had emerged as the strong favourite to take charge of the Flying Donkeys after Giuseppe Sannino was relieved of his duties earlier on Tuesday.
Sannino was axed after just four months in charge, with Chievo having have won just one and lost eight of their opening 12 games.
Sunday's goalless draw with AC Milan was not enough to save Sannino's post as it extended Chievo's winless run to eight games and left the Verona outfit at the foot of the standings, four points adrift of safety.
The club, as so often occurs in Italian football, have now turned to former manager Corini, who was at the helm of the Verona outfit from October 2012 to May of this year.
A statement on the club's official website read: "Chievo Verona announces that it has entrusted the conduct of the first team to Eugenio Corini.
"The agreement is based on a two-year contract."