FORMER Crawley Town manager Gabriele Cioffi has been placed in charge of Serie A side Udinese.

The Italian side have just sacked their manager Luca Gotti after a poor run of form which has seen the club slip down the table to 14th place.

Cioffi has been named the interim manager of the club after being at the club since 2020 as Gotti's assistant coach

His first game in charge of the side will be against Italian giants AC Milan.

The Argus: Gabriele Cioffi during his time at Crawley TownGabriele Cioffi during his time at Crawley Town

A spokesman for Udinese said: "Udinese Calcio would like to announce that Gabriele Cioffi has become the interim first-team coach and will be in charge for the game against Milan.

"From all at Udinese Calcio we would like to wish Gabriele the best of luck."

The 46-year-old succeeded Harry Kewell as Crawley Town manager in 2018.

The Italian helped save the club from relegation as well as guiding them on two cup runs.

However, he and the club parted company after a run of games in which the club struggled to score.

Cioffi was replaced by the current manager John Yems, who is still in charge of the side.