Confirmed: Italian club announce appointment of former Watford manager

Catania fans celebrating

Catania have moved quickly to snap up former Watford manager Giuseppe Sannino after he left Vicarage Road.

Catania suffered relegation from Serie A last season, and it's kind of easy to see why. The managerial hotseat was like a revolving door, as Rolando Maran was replaced by Luigi De Canio, and then De Canio was sacked in favour of Maran once again, only for Maran to be sacked a second time and replaced with Maurizio Pellegrino. Relegation to Serie B was hardly surprising considering the chopping and changing of managers and continuous upheaval.

Despite that, it seems that the club have yet to learn their lesson after Pellegrino was sacked following a poor start to the season, which saw him take just one point from their first three league games of the season. President Antonino Pulvirenti continues to be trigger happy, but that hasn't stopped a familiar face taking the job.

Former Watford boss Giuseppe Sannino only left Vicarage Road at the end of August, but he's back in Italy to take over Catania after just two weeks out of work, as the club confirmed his arrival on Twitter, with a press conference scheduled for Tuesday afternoon.

The news means that Sannino is now out of the running to be the next Leeds manager. With Massimo Cellino currently running the show at Elland Road, Sannino had been linked with replacing David Hockaday at Leeds given their Italian links, but that is now off the table.

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