Sampdoria appoints Di Francesco as new coach

Just three months after he was sacked by Roma, Eusebio Di Francesco has landed another Serie A job after taking charge of Sampdoria.

Sampdoria's new coach Eusebio Di Francesco has signed a three-year deal with the Serie A club.   -  Getty Images

Sampdoria has named Eusebio Di Francesco as its new coach, replacing Marco Giampaolo after his move to AC Milan.

Di Francesco was sacked by Roma in March but will be back in Serie A next season after signing a three-year deal.

Sampdoria finished ninth in the table last term, largely due to 26 goals from evergreen striker Fabio Quagliarella, who topped Serie A's scoring charts.

"Di Francesco is the best choice for our goal to keep improving Samp," said club president Massimo Ferrero.

"He comes with knowledge, experience, good football, desire and mentality. Welcome, Eusebio."

Sampdoria beat champion Juventus 2-0 at home on the final day of the 2018-19 season.