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Soccer: Perotti takes over Serie A strugglers Livorno

Second-bottom side fired Nicola Monday

14 January, 14:21
Soccer: Perotti takes over Serie A strugglers Livorno (ANSA) - Livorno, January 14 - Veteran coach Attilio Perotti took charge of Livorno on Tuesday, a day after the Serie A strugglers sacked Davide Nicola.

The Tuscan club, who were promoted from the second-tier last year, are second-from-botton in Serie A with 13 points at the season's half-way mark.

They have won just three of the 19 league games they have played this term and lost 3-0 at home to Parma on Saturday.

Perotti, 67, has coached many Italian teams, including Genoa, Siena, Hellas Verona and Bari.

He had a brief stint in charge of Livorno in 2012 when they were in Serie B. Nicola was sacked on the same day that seven-time European champions AC Milan dismissed Massimiliano Allegri.

So far this season eight Serie A coaches have lost their jobs. Bologna, Lazio, Genoa, Catania, Sampdoria and Chievo have also changed coaches.