Relegation-threatened Udinese fires Nicola after 4 months
UDINE, Italy (AP) — Only one point above the relegation zone with 11 matches to play, Udinese has fired its coach for the second time this season.
The northern club announced the removal of Davide Nicola on Wednesday, four months after Nicola was hired to replace Julio Velazquez.
Igor Tudor was rehired to replace Nicola, having previously helped Udinese avoid relegation over the final four matches of last season.
Udinese is one spot below where the club sat when Nicola was hired in November.
It’s the 11th coaching change in the 20-team Serie A this season.