Tudor replaces Nicola at Udinese

Davide Nicola lasted only four months in charge of Serie A side Udinese, who have appointed Igor Tudor as his successor.

New Udinese head coach Igor Tudor.   -  Getty Images

Igor Tudor has been appointed as Davide Nicola's successor at Udinese as the club fights against Serie A relegation.

Nicola's sacking was confirmed on Wednesday after Udinese lost its last two Serie A games, conceding eight goals in the process, although it was away to Juventus and Napoli.

Udinese is only a point clear of the relegation zone and the club confirmed Tudor is taking charge of the team once more, Nicola having only lasted four months in the post.

Former Croatia and Juventus defender Tudor was appointed by the club last April and successfully steered it away from the drop.

The first game of Tudor's second spell in charge of Udinese will come at home to Genoa on March 30.

Tudor, 40, has also taken charge of Hajduk Split, PAOK and Galatasaray during his coaching career.