Mimmo di Carlo is delighted to have been handed the Sampdoria job.
"I felt incredible joy last night when I was given the OK to complete the move," said Di Carlo.
"It's an honour to be here and the Champions League will be a fantastic stage to play on. We'll always give our best."
"He is an important player and I want our relationship to be clear from day one," continued the Italian.
"Our bond will grow and I'm sure he'll have a great season as he will want to break into the Italy side for the European Championship."