It took a week to negotiate Montella’s release but it will take much longer for the new manager to blow away some of the cobwebs Walter Zenga left behind Walter Zenga has long been known to Italian audiences as l’Uomo Ragno – Spider-Man. But by the time he got fired by Sampdoria, he had begun
• Roberto Mancini’s Italian team lead table by two points • Fiorentina draw 2-2 with Empoli while Napoli win 2-0 at Verona Internazionale went on a rare scoring spree to thrash the Serie A newcomers Frosinone 4-0 and go clear at the top, the first time Roberto Mancini’s team have won a leagu
Sampdoria have appointed Vincenzo Montella as their new first-team coach on a contract until June 2018.
Serie A clubs Sampdoria and Palermo have sacked their coaches Walter Zenga and Giuseppe Iachini respectively.
Fiorentina will spend the international break atop the Serie A standings after an impressive victory at Sampdoria on Sunday.