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Former Wolves boss Walter Zenga takes over at Italian Serie B club Venezia

By Luke Hatfield | Wolves | Published:

Ex-Wolves boss Walter Zenga is back in management after replacing Stefano Vecchi as the head coach of Serie B club Venezia.

Walter Zenga

The 58-year-old former Italy goalkeeper, who has also managed Sampdoria, left Crotone following their relegation from the top flight in May.

With ambitious Venezia struggling at the wrong end of the second-division table, Vecchi's dismissal was announced on Friday, and Zenga has been appointed ahead of games against Hellas Verona and Palermo.

The Italian was famously chosen to help guide Wolves to promotion following Fosun's takeover and Kenny Jackett's departure - in a spell which ended with just four wins in 14 Championship fixtures and the club 18th in the second tier.

Jeff Shi later labelled Zenga's appointment a 'big mistake', claiming that he and the club were not a good match.

Zenga was replaced by Paul Lambert, before he was then sacked, paving the way for Nuno Espirito Santo to take up the mantle at Molineux ahead of their remarkable promotion campaign last season.

Luke Hatfield

By Luke Hatfield
Digital Sports Journalist - @LHatfield_Star

Sports Journalist with the Express & Star and Shropshire Star.

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