Brescia who is currently in the relegation zone in Serie A has fired their coach Eugenio Corini. This will be the second time this season he’s being fired by the club. The sack came three days after the club said in a statement that they backed the manager and expressed their “full confidence” in his leadership when asked by the media.
Brescia’s who recently were defeated 2-1 by Bologna on Saturday, have appointed Diego Lopez as his replacement. This comes after the club originally denied the media’s report that Corini’s position was under threat.
The Serie A club announced the move amid the club’s winless streak. They lost their last six matches and are second to the last place in Serie A. They hold the same amount of points as last place, Spal.
Corini helped to get Brescia to the Serie B title last season. He was fired in early November however, due to the squad’s defeat in seven of its opening 10 matches. The club then announced Fabio Grosso as their new coach. In which Grosso lost three straight games resulting in the club sacking him. Though unconfirmed rumors suggest Grosso’s dismissal did happen because of his performances, some are also saying it’s because of his falling out with Mario Balotelli. Balotelli is the club’s biggest star. After letting Grosso go, the club then rehired Corini and he began his appointment at the club in December. Brescia won two consecutive games, but they began to lose matches again.
López, an Uruguayan is now in charge, with hopes that he will help the club get out of the relegation zone. Lopez previously coached Cagliari and Palermo and did fairly well for both clubs during his spell with them.
Lopez will have a big task on his hand as the next few matches will be very challenging. Brescia will face Udinese on February 9. Followed by a match against Juventus on February 16, where Cristiano Ronaldo is bound to score. Recently, Ronaldo set a new record by scoring in 9 consecutive Serie A games. After that, they face Napoli on the 21st of February.