Official: Giampiero Ventura new Chievo coach

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MILAN, ITALY - NOVEMBER 13: Head coach Italy Gian Piero Ventura looks on prior to the FIFA 2018 World Cup Qualifier Play-Off: Second Leg between Italy and Sweden at San Siro Stadium on November 13, 2017 in Milan, Sweden. (Photo by Claudio Villa/Getty Images)

Former Italy boss Giampiero Ventura has been appointed the new coach of Chievo Verona

The 70-year-old was dismissed by the Italian FA last November following the Azzurri’s shock failure to qualify for the World Cup in Russia for the first time in over half a century.

But Chievo announced on Twitter that Ventura has agreed on a two-year deal with long-term assistants Salvatore Sullo and Alessandro Innocenti joining him.

The Flying Donkeys fired manager Lorenzo D’Anna on Tuesday after six defeats and two draws in their opening eight games of the 2018/19 Serie A campaign.

Chievo are bottom of the Serie A table with -1 point after being docked three before the start of the season due to accounting irregularities.

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With seven points already separating them safety, Chievo have now turned to Ventura to change their fortunes.

The Italian previously had a successful spell at fellow Serie A side Torino between 2011 and 2016.