Parma hires Pasquale Marino as new coach

Published Jun. 2, 2010 6:35 a.m. ET

Parma has hired former Udinese manager Pasquale Marino as its new coach.

Parma president Tommaso Ghirardi told Sky Italia on Wednesday that Marino had signed a one-year deal.

Marino replaces Francesco Guidolin, who guided Parma to an eighth-place finish in the recently concluded Serie A season, an impressive result after a year in Serie B.

Marino left Udinese despite having two more years on his contract and Udinese hired Guidolin last week.