TURIN, ITALY - JANUARY 23: US Sassuolo head coach Alessio Dionisi looks on during the Serie A match between Torino FC and US Sassuolo at Stadio Olimpico di Torino on January 23, 2022 in Turin, Italy. (Photo by Valerio Pennicino/Getty Images)

Dionisi to Remain at Sassuolo but Grosso frontrunner as potential replacement


Sassuolo are expected to keep faith in Alessio Dionisi for now, but Fabio Grosso is reportedly the frontrunner to replace him if results don’t improve. The Neroverdi are facing the looming threat of relegation after a disappointing 4-2 defeat against Bologna in their last match at the Dall’Ara stadium.

Sky Sport Italia outline how In the wake of this defeat, the position of Dionisi has come under scrutiny. However, the club’s management has decided to stand by him at least until the next league fixture.

According to Giovanni Guardalà of Sky Sport, Dionisi’s future hangs in the balance, with his tenure potentially on the line depending on the outcome of the upcoming clash against Torino at the Mapei Stadium on Saturday.

While there have been no immediate changes following the setback against Bologna, the situation could shift dramatically should Sassuolo fail to deliver a positive result against Torino, both in terms of performance and scoreline.

In the event of a managerial change, Fabio Grosso has emerged as the frontrunner. Grosso, who previously guided Frosinone to Serie A, garners the most support among Sassuolo insiders. Despite considerations for other candidates such as Davide Ballardini and Leonardo Semplici, Grosso’s recent experience at Lyon in Ligue 1 positions him favorably for a potential post-Dionisi era.

Currently positioned 15th in the Serie A standings with nineteen points from twenty-two games, Sassuolo find themselves just one point above the relegation zone, alongside Verona, Cagliari, and Empoli. The team’s last victory dates back to the encounter against Fiorentina, with subsequent defeats against Juventus, Monza, and Bologna heightening concerns about their league status.


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