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New Udinese coach Igor Tudor: I'm here for long-term

Igor Tudor says he's taken the Udinese job as a long-term prospect.

The former Juventus and Siena defender was appointed today after Massimo Oddo's run of 11 consecutive defeats.

“This is a delicate moment, which is why I don't want to talk about myself too much," said Tudor, who's Zebrette contract to 2019 with option to 2020.

“There is important work to be done, so we can end this season the way the club deserves, then we can resume with new energy. Udinese are a great club, I still follow Serie A and think this is an interesting squad with good young players. I already worked with Andrija Balic at Hajduk Split, but he was a child then and has now grown up.

“We'll have to see what the players need, at times a slap, at others some love and affection."

Tudor was a surprise pick for the job, as it's his first Serie A management role.

“I spent 10 years in Italy as a player, including at important clubs, so if one has quality, he has to prove it. Experience helps, of course, but it's quality that changes situations."

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