Serie A side Salernitana rehire manager Davide Nicola just TWO DAYS after sacking him in bizarre U-turn


SALERNITANA have reappointed manager Davide Nicola just TWO DAYS after sacking him.

Nicola lost his job after the Serie A strugglers were embarrassingly beaten 8-2 by Atalanta on Sunday.

Davide Nicola was sacked after Salernitana’s 8-2 defeat against AtalantaRex

GettyBut Nicola was reappointed by the Serie club A two days later[/caption]

The defeat was their fourth in five league matches and leaves them 16th in table.

According to Football Italia, Salernitana even held talks with potential new managers, including Rafa Benitez, but they weren’t able to come to an agreement.

And in an extraordinary turn of events, Nicola was rehired just 48 hours after his departure.

That’s because President Danilo lervolino phoned him and asked him to come back and make a fresh start.

Nicola explained exactly what took place in a message on Twitter.

He said: “I will tell you the truth. I received a call from President Iervolino yesterday.

“With his methods, which are always lovely and friendly, he explained to me the reasons for his painful decision which he had to take to highlight discontinuity after a bad defeat against Atalanta in Bergamo.

“I apologised, taking responsibility for a performance that was not adequate and the resulting heavy defeat.

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“I believe in this team and its men and this great club.

“I strongly demanded the President reconsider his decision knowing to deal with a human soul that has a deep sensitivity to understanding and strongly wants to build a different football. I love Salerno and strongly believe in this project.

“The President has always given us passion, personality and desire to reach impossible targets. He firmly believes that when men push in the same direction, they can do extraordinary things.

“I thank the President for calling me; this means that the new football is made of passion and heart, and I want to repay his trust with all my love.

“I thank director Morgan De Sanctis for the mediation. Without him, this operation would not be possible.

“We have weeks of hard work ahead to reach our targets.

“Let’s start again, all together and recount another extraordinary history of football, giving the Granata fans the same passion and sense of belonging they always show us.

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“This is Salerno, this is Salernitana, much more than just a football club.”

Nicola’s first game back at Salernitana is a visit from leaders Napoli on Saturday.

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