Del Neri named new Sampdoria coach

MILAN - Sampdoria have named Gigi Del Neri as their new coach after the departure of Walter Mazzarri, the Serie A club said in a statement on Monday.

Former AS Roma and Chievo boss Del Neri had already announced he would be leaving Atalanta after two solid years and has been appointed just a day after the end of the campaign.

Atalanta and Sampdoria both finished in mid-table with Samp losing the Italian Cup final to Lazio, prompting the club not to renew Mazzarri's contract.