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Cairo hails Torino new coach Giampaolo

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Former AC Milan coach, Marco Giampaolo, has all but agreed to become the next head coach of Torino and improve on their 16th place Serie A finish.

As Juventus secured their ninth successive Serie A title, crosstown rivals Torino were flirting with relegation. Moreno Longo got Andrea Belotti back amongst the goals but the team suffered collectively. 

Il Toro have decided to part company with Longo and change direction with Marco Giampaolo. Torino President Urbano Cairo called Giampaolo ‘a quality coach’ and gave him a two-year deal.

“We have hired a quality coach, Giampaolo teaches football,” Football Italia quoted Cairo. “We are very satisfied”

“Now, we must do things with humility. Tiptoe around and try to do well.”

It has been reported that Giampaolo has an option to extend his contract for a third year. However, it looks unlikely as both Walter Mazzari and Sinisa Mihajlovic could only manage two years at the club. 

Before Giampaolo can start his new role in Turin, he has to resolve his contractual situation with AC Milan. He was replaced midseason by Stefano Pioli last October and the negotiations of his severance package have yet to conclude.