UDINE – Former manager of Crotone, Davide Nicola, is the new Udinese football coach. Udinese Calcio made it official tonight, just moments after confirming Julio Velazquez's exoneration. Nicola has signed a contract with Udinese until 2020. The new coach will be officially presented tomorrow at 16.30 in the press room of the stadium Friuli Dacia Arena.
The company has announced that it has "relieved Julio Velazquez and his collaborators Jimenez Serrano Julian, Baltanas Vicente Miguel and Huguet Cots Marc from the position of the technical coach of the first team". The exemption was in the air since Sunday. Fatal was the defeat suffered in Empoli. The Juventus management had taken 48 hours to decide what to do, but the fate of the Spanish coach was already marked.
The successes of Davide Nicola
On 31 May 2017, the Municipality of Crotone Administration with City Council Resolution n.165 of 31/05/2017 gives Davide Nicola the special mention for the granting of honorary citizenship and civic merit. On 15 December 2017 CONI Point Crotone awarded him the "Luciano Ciardi" prize, as "Best technical 2017 for the province of Crotone".
On March 13, 2018 the jury chaired by Sergio Zavoli and composed by Italo Cucci, Gianni Mura, Gian Paolo Ormezzano, Marco Civoli, Franco Zappacosta, Ilaria D'Amico and coordinated by the entrepreneur Marcello Zaccagnini awarded him the "Prisco Prize" to loyalty, to the correctness and the sporting sympathy that is withdrawn by Davide Nicola on May 14, 2018, during the official ceremony, at the Teatro Marrucino of Chieti.
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