Salernitana sporting director Morgan De Sanctis met with the media late yesterday to weigh in on the team’s season and their goals moving into the upcoming 2023/24 campaign.
After a poor start the season under Davide Nicola, the club appointed Paulo Sousa as their new manager in February as they sat just four points above the relegation zone.
The decision paid dividends as Sousa guided them to an impressive record of 4 wins, 9 draws, and 3 defeats and 15th position in the Serie A table.
“Some remarkable work and results were achieved this season,” began De Sanctis. “I didn’t speak much during the year because I wanted to safeguard the club’s interests.”
“Even when things weren’t looking good I was still convinced this team was set-up to achieve important results. Everyone at this club from the technical staff to the employees all share the merits of this achievement.”
He added, “Mister Sousa arrived in February and accepted our challenge, which was very stimulating for both parties. We’ve already exercised the option in his contract to renew his deal for next season but there’s also room for the manager to decide whether to continue with us.”
“The club and the overall project is in total alignment with him so we’re confident we’ll move forward with Mister Sousa.”
“Overall, the verdict from this season is a positive one since we ensured salvation three games early. We’ll begin next season with a solid base thanks to some important investments made last year but the goal will obviously be to mathematically avoid relegation as soon as possible.”