Andrea Pirlo is in charge of Sampdoria after relegation from Serie B. The Genoese team signed the coach for two seasons with the sole aim of staying in the Second Division for the past one year. However, the reality is not optimistic. Samp occupies the 16th place in Serie B with 3 points from six games. If he finishes the season in this position, he will play in the playout to stay in the silver category.
The 1992 Champions League finalist started the season by eliminating Sudtirol in a penalty shootout in the 32nd Cup final to follow it up with their only league win against Ternana. Since then they have two draws (Cremonese and Parma) and three losses (Pisa, Venezia and Cittadella). The balance of the score is six in favor, three for Estanis Pedrola, and nine against. The two-point penalty for not paying its employees’ salary tax is an additional condition of the team.
The entity that plays at the home of Luigi Ferraris combines the youth of Pedrola and Yepes with the former player of Valencia and loaned from Juventus Facu González, Noha Lemina, brother of the player Wolves Mario Lemina, Ghilardi and Stankovic with experience of Si Fabio Borini, recruited by Pirlo after meeting in Turkey, Ferrari, Kasami and Verre.
Wednesday’s game against Como (6th) seems to be necessary to breathe, get closer to the middle of the table and reach the playoffs. A path that ends with a team between 3rd and 8th in Serie A. Pirlo has it in his power to correct an adventure of ups and downs on the banks. With Juve he won the Italian Cup and Super Cup and left with a bitter taste after finishing fourth. In Turkey, from the vice-bottom he dreamed of Europe with Karagümrük and with Doria he had to add three each time to top the team’s points table.