Published On: Tue, Feb 19th, 2013

Hellas Verona’s approach for Mangia fails

Serie B outfit Hellas Verona have failed in an attempt to make Devis Mangia, the current Italian under-21 manager, their new coach.

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.

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