03.06.2022 18:00 h

Salernitana reward coach with new contract

Salernitana have rewarded coach Davide Nicola with a two-year contract on Friday after he orchestrated the club's last-gasp Serie A survival.

"Salernitana are happy to announce having agreed with the coach and his assistants a two-year contract," the club from Salerno, south of Naples, announced.

Nicola, 49, arrived mid-February when the club were sitting bottom of the league, guiding them to survival by just one point.

Salernitana reached the top flight in 2021 for the third time in their history.

They will play a second consecutive season in Serie A for the first time after suffering immediate relegations during their two previous top-flight stints in 1948 and 1999.

The club's survival also ensured the automatic extension of 39-year-old former France star Franck Ribery's contract after he joined last summer.