Nicola claims Torino need change despite his respect for Giampaolo

Thursday21 January 2021 | 13:24
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The former Genoa’s manager has replaced Giampaolo as manager of the relegation-threatened club and claims he has already started working to turn things around.

“It’s special challenge, I care because the history of the Toro is noble and must be a constant,”

the 47-year-old manager told a press conference.

“I want to start immediately without wasting time on words, but to act on priorities. We must have a change of path.

“I have great respect for Giampaolo, I greet him.”

Davide Nicola

insists it’s essential that his players ‘start believing’ in his project as the Toro are seriously endangered by relegation.


are currently


in the Serie A’s table, one point behind


and two points behind his former team



“We need the group and we need honest relationships,”



“We need to be comfortable with each other and believe in the work.

“I don’t care what we did before. I wasn’t there, it’s not up to me to judge. I worked on the priorities and have my third training today.

“The group is fundamental, then the rest will come. The results are a consequence. I will never ask for a result, but a performance made up of balance and without fear of making a mistake.

“I want to see a performance with two principles.”


first test as


manager will be against


on Friday, and the manager expects ‘concentration and determination’ from his players.

“We will have to build a new path to reach salvation. This is a club that has ambitions, but aware we need to take the next step,”

he said.

“There have been requests for game principles. The goal is to apply these principles.

“I’m not interested in making mistakes and you have to make a mistake to make a mistake. You need concentration and determination, I’m convinced and believe in these guys.”

source: SportMob