Hellas Verona’s approach for Mangia fails
Reports surfaced on Monday that the Gialloblu had made an approach for Mangia; although it would appear that they have failed to tempt the ex-Palermo manager to the Verona bench.
Sunday night’s defeat, at Novara, has made the future of the club’s current manager, Andrea Mandorlini, quite precarious; and the team now appear to be looking for a successor.
Verona haven’t won any of their last three matches; a run which includes a home defeat to relegation threatened Vicenza.
Mangia succeeded Ciro Ferrara, as Italy’s under-21 manager, last year.
During this reign he has guided the Azzurrini to the 2013 UEFA European Under-21 Football Championship’s, in Israel, as winners of group 7, with 19 points.
Despite the Gialloblu’s recent drop in form, Verona lie in third position in Serie B and are only four points off Livorno in the automatic promotion places.