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Udinese name Julio Velazquez Santiago new coach

Udinese have dumped Igor Tudor and hired Julio Velazquez Santiago as new coach.

Velazquez, 36, arrives from Spanish Segunda outfit Alcorcon.

Udinese Calcio make official the signing, from July 1, of Coach Julio Velazquez Santiago to lead the first team," read a statement.

“Tomorrow there will be a presentation Press conference at the Dacia Arena.

“The club thanks Igor Tudor and Mark Iuliano for the work done in the final phase of the 2017-18 season and wishes them the best for the future."

Udinese already had three Coaches on the bench this season, as Luigi Del Neri was sacked to make way for Massimo Oddo, while Tudor took over for the final month.

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