Udinese fires Igor Tudor after conceding 11 goals in 2 games

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UDINE
Published 01.11.2019 17:24
Igor Tudor reacts during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Atalanta Bergamo and Udinese Calcio, Bergamo, Oct. 27, 2019.  (EPA Photo)
Igor Tudor reacts during the Italian Serie A soccer match between Atalanta Bergamo and Udinese Calcio, Bergamo, Oct. 27, 2019. (EPA Photo)

Udinese has fired coach Igor Tudor after conceding 11 goals in two matches. Udinese said Luca Gotti, an assistant to Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea last season, will coach the squad on a temporary basis.

After being routed 7-1 by Atalanta last weekend, Udinese was beaten 4-0 at home by 10-man Roma on Wednesday. Tudor was in his second stint as Udinese coach, having been called in to help the team avoid relegation at the end of each of the past two seasons - which he accomplished.

Despite a modest budget, Udinese has remained in Serie A continuously since the 1995-96 season - behind only Inter Milan, Roma, AC Milan and Lazio in terms of consecutive campaigns in the top division. But with only three wins in 10 matches, Udinese is in 14th place ahead of a visit to Genoa on Sunday.

It's the fourth coaching change in Serie A this season after Claudio Ranieri replaced Eusebio Di Francesco at Sampdoria, Stefano Pioli took over for Marco Giampaolo at AC Milan and Thiago Motta stepped in for Aurelio Andreazzoli at Genoa.

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