Giuseppe Iachini appointed Udinese head coach after Palermo spell

Giuseppe Iachini of Palermo
Image: Giuseppe Iachini took charge of Palermo during the 2015/16 season

Giuseppe Iachini has been appointed as Udinese's new head coach, signing a two-year deal with the Zebrette.

The 52-year-old was most recently in charge of Palermo, who on Sunday finished 17th in Serie A - just one place below Udinese - after going through seven different managers in one season.

Udinese employed only two bosses, Stefano Colantuono and Luigi De Canio, but endured a similarly fraught campaign and have now opted to start afresh with a view to climbing the table in 2016-17.

A statement published on Udinese's official website on Thursday announced Iachini's arrival at the Stadio Friuli.

Udinese, who are owned by the Pozzo family, who also control Watford and Granada, thanked former QPR boss De Canio and his staff for achieving their objective of securing a place in the top flight.

"Udinese would like to thank coach Luigi De Canio and his staff for the professionalism and dedication shown and for reaching the objective of safety in the season just concluded," read the statement.

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"The club wishes De Canio and his assistants the best of luck in the future."

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