Davide Nicola takes charge at empoli as head coach following andreazzoli’s departure.

Empoli has appointed Davide Nicola as their new head coach after parting ways with Aurelio Andreazzoli, announced the Serie A side on Monday. The decision to say goodbye to Andreazzoli came after Empoli’s 13th league loss in 20 games, securing the 19th position in the standings with a 2-1 defeat against Hellas Verona on Saturday.

Aurelio Andreazzoli assumed the managerial role in September, succeeding Paolo Zanetti, after Empoli found themselves at the bottom of Serie A without a point following a 7-0 defeat against AS Roma.

Davide Nicola, renowned for his previous coaching stint with Salernitana, where he successfully steered them clear of relegation in the 2021-22 season, has taken over the leadership at Empoli. The club, currently facing challenges in Serie A, expressed confidence in Nicola’s abilities to guide the team. The 50-year-old coach, who has also managed Torino, Genoa, and Udinese in recent years, signed an annual contract with an option for a further season.

Empoli announced in a statement, “The coach will lead the first training session tomorrow afternoon,” signaling the beginning of a new chapter under Davide Nicola’s leadership.