Dejan Stankovic44 years old, arrives at Sampdoria with Roberto’s “blessing” ManciniMarco BranchSinisa Mihajlovic and Massimo Ferrerowho already wanted him in Roberto’s place D’Aversa on 6 December 2021, when he was arrested by the Guardia di Finanza in Milan just before the scheduled meeting with the coach’s agent.
The Serbian is already motivated: “I remember the story of the great Sampdoria – he said during yesterday’s interview with the president Marco Lanna – and I would have liked to be on the field in Sofia in the Champions League semi-final but I was too young. For me the arrival at Sampdoria is a great success. . The situation does not scare me, the history of the club is enough for me: I am happy with the players available “. The signature on the contract that will bind him to the Sampdoria club is expected overnight.
The fact that the operation is also signed by the former president should not surprise or scandalize: the current Board of Directors has duties of “Commissioner” and any move that involves a further increase in costs on Sampdoria’s budget, already severely tested by the exemption from Giampaolounder contract until 2024, must necessarily pass through the green light of the shareholders, otherwise they could in the future exercise liability actions against the directors Lanna, Panconi, Romei And Woods.
Returning to Stankovicthe choice fell on him (until June 2023, with the option of automatic renewal in case of salvation) for the temperament and for the lower engagement compared to Ranieri. Also de Rossi he was in line with the financial parameters, but unlike the Serbian he never led a club team.
Stankovic on the bench of the Red Star won three championships And two national cupsbeing instead always eliminated at the threshold of the eighths of Champions League. In Italy he was briefly the deputy of Stramaccioni to Udinese. The former Inter player was also a player in the Serbian national team led by Vujadin Boskov, the coach of the Scudetto and the Sampdoria Cups.
His favorite form is 4-2-3-1at Sampdoria he could have the right men to make it happen but only if he can recover Harry Winks, which for now continues to train separately. Stankovic is awaited by a task that is anything but simple: to revitalize a team with a flat electroencephalogram.
We will try tomorrow at “Mugnaini” of Bogliasco.
Stankovic’s choice was shared by the entire board of directors who assumed it in total autonomy and it is a coincidence that this choice coincides with what the former president Massimo Ferrero had in mind last December. He also liked De Rossi’s profile, but the fact that he hadn’t trained in Serie A yet and that he didn’t have a ready-made staff penalized him. The executives have thought about Ranieri but probably the staff is not suited to his playing intentions.
Speaking of Ferrero, however, the Board of Sampdoria, who cares a lot about his independence, closely follows the developments in recent days that have affected the former Sampdoria president, starting with the rumors that had circulated about his breezy presence in the team’s hotel or even at the stadium.