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Delio Rossi delighted to grab Sampdoria chance

Delio Rossi is delighted to have been offered the Sampdoria post.

Rossi has replaced Ciro Ferrara, who was fired on Monday.

"I was paired with Sampdoria yesterday and I immediately said yes," he explained at his unveiling.

"However, I want to say a few words to Ferrara. I know what it means to be unable to finish a job. I don't know him personally, but I'm close to him today."

The Italian returns to the bench after his spectacular dismissal at Fiorentina last season which followed a touchline brawl with midfielder Adem Ljajic.

"That story is over, I've already said sorry to everybody," he continued. "For me, Florence remains a beautiful memory."

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