Cagliari, first mission: replace Ranieri. Then the market

Once the celebrations for the important salvation achieved are over, in a championship tormented beyond belief, Cagliari is also gradually metabolizing the farewell of Claudio Ranieri. It was in the air, but it still created confusion in the rossoblù salons, and now the club faces the difficult, if not impossible task of replacing the coach from Testaccio. What characteristics should the new coach have? Certainly a personality capable of living, at least for the very first period, in the shadow of his predecessor; that he may be able to get into the heads of the players, and thus be followed. In fact, on paper, it seems like a practically impossible undertaking, but the fact is that the Serie A championship requires you to proceed and with a certain speed. Some names have already come out, such as Ivan Juric, Alessio Dionisi and Marco Baroni. The Croatian coach, now at odds with Torino, is the most experienced, a lover of the three-man defence, and also enhances several young players, but with a rather strong character which has also brought him into conflict with elements of the club. It’s a passion of Tommaso Giulini, who looked for him in the summer of 2020, but the negotiation stalled due to the coach’s request for around 2 million euros. And today the problem would arise again. Dionisi and Baroni are certainly within the reach of the rossoblù club, but they are also coveted by other clubs. Above all, the Hellas Verona coach has been in the news for the wonderful work done with the Verona team, and the salvation achieved with a semi-dismembered team during the winter transfer session. Dionisi is in the background, even if the Sassuolo coach has not shown great “familiarity” in fighting for the safety zone, but still possesses good qualities and game ideas.

THE MARKET. Once the coaching issue has been resolved first of all, Bonato and Giulini will be able to think about the market, and the hope of the market is that this time the desired deals can be concluded in appropriate times, given that last year the delays in arrivals caused quite a few problems for the same Ranieri. Some players, such as Mancosu, Viola, have their contracts expiring, while Gaetano, Shomurodov and Petagna will return to their respective bases. We hope to keep Mina, a great protagonist since his arrival. Various positions in the balance such as Wieteska, Hatzidiakos, Oristanio, Lapadula. The man on the market could be the young Zito Lumvumbo, author of an excellent season on his debut in the top flight, and valued at around 18 million.