June 13, 2018 / 3:03 PM / 9 days ago

SOCCER-Sassuolo appoint De Zerbi as coach

June 13 (Reuters) - Sassuolo have appointed Roberto De Zerbi as coach on a two-year contract to replace Giuseppe Iachini, the Italian Serie A club said on Wednesday. (www.sassuolocalcio.it)

The club, which finished the season 11th in the table, sacked Iachini earlier this month.

The 39-year-old coach had a brief stint in the 2016-2017 season at Palermo, who employed five different coaches that season and were relegated from Serie A.

De Zerbi also coached Benevento last season in their one-year spell in the Italian top flight. (Reporting by Silvia Recchimuzzi in Gdynia; Editing by Jon Boyle)

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