Salvatore Bocchetti returns to Hellas Verona as new coach

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Salvatore Bocchetti replaces Gabriele Cioffi

Hellas Verona has announced its new coach, who takes the place of Gabriele Cioffi, who was exonerated after six defeats in the first nine days: he is former Gialloblù Primavera coach Salvatore Bocchetti.

“Hellas Verona FC announces that it has entrusted the technical management of the First Team to coach Salvatore Bocchetti,” reads the note from the Verona club.

“Born in Naples on November 30, 1986, Bocchetti closes in 2021 his long career as a footballer, during which he played for nine years in the Russian league – wearing the jerseys of Rubin Kazan first and Spartak Moscow later – and in Italy, in the Serie A and Serie B leagues playing with Lanciano, Ascoli, Frosinone, Genoa, Milan, Verona and Pescara. After his playing career ended, last season he worked with coach Igor Tudor at the helm of the Gialloblù first team, finishing the 2021/22 Serie A championship in ninth place in the standings with 53 points won. In the current season, Bocchetti continued his path with Hellas Verona, coaching the Primavera formation in this league start, with which he has scored seven points so far, the result of one win, four draws and two defeats. The club extends a warm welcome to coach Salvatore Bocchetti and wishes him well in his work,” the Hellas Verona statement continued.

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