Spezia expected to sack Luca Gotti

LA SPEZIA, ITALY - AUGUST 14: Spezia Calcio head coach Luca Gotti looks on during the Serie A match between Spezia Calcio and Empoli FC at Stadio Alberto Picco on August 14, 2022 in La Spezia, Italy. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

For the second time this week, another of Serie A’s relegation-threatened sides is making a coaching change.

Following Salernitana’s decision to sack Davide Nicola and hire Paulo Sousa, Spezia are on the verge of finalising their own managerial switch.

Sky Sport reports the Ligurians have decided to sack manager Luca Gotti after the team blew a late 2-0 lead against Empoli last weekend and had to settle for a draw.

As they wait to appoint a permanent replacement, the club’s ownership will temporarily hand the team over to assistants Claudio Terzi and Fabrizio Lorieri.

The club are reportedly targeting former Cagliari and SPAL boss Leonardo Semplici as Gotti’s successor.