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UDINE, Italy (AP) Udinese has fired coach Luigi Delneri after earning only 12 points from 12 matches this season.

The Serie A club says Delneri and assistant Giuseppe Ferazzoli have been relieved of their duties.

Former Pescara coach Massimo Oddo, who won the World Cup with Italy as a player, is expected to replace Delneri.

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Udinese lost at home to Cagliari on Sunday, leaving it three points above the relegation zone. Delneri’s job had already been in danger after Udinese’s 6-2 loss to Juventus last month, but two consecutive wins had earned the 67-year-old coach some respite.

Delneri had been in charge for just over a year and steered Udinese to 13th place last season.

It is the fourth managerial change in Serie A this season after Cagliari, Benevento and Genoa.


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