Serie A strugglers have turned back to Davide Nicola as they reappointed him as manager barely 48 hours after sacking him.
Nicola was initially shown the door by Salernitana after a crushing 8-2 defeat to Atalanta on Monday, January 16.
In an extraordinary turn of events, the club decided to bring Nicola back to the dugout, with the club president Danilo Iervolino opening up on his change of heart.
You only realise how much you love someone when they leave,” Iervolino said as quoted on BBC.
“It was the only way we could clear the air. So for the good of the club, the players and everything, it’s only right that the coach has another chance, with the promise the team will never again suffer such a humiliating defeat.”
Nicola was initially hired by the club in February last year. After his sacking, the club president had a phone conversation with Nicola, who pleaded to have his job back.
He also spoke on the reappointment as he thanked the club’s board for showing faith in him once more.
‘I will tell you the truth. I received a call from President Iervolino yesterday,’ Nicola revealed on his Facebook Page.
‘With his methods, which are always lovely and friendly, he explained to me the reasons for his painful decision which he had to take to highlight discontinuity after a bad defeat against Atalanta in Bergamo. Salernitana are in mild danger of dropping to the relegation zone with almost half the season gone, having only managed 18 points from their opening 18 games.