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Former coach Gian Piero Ventura has been hired by last-place club Chievo Verona. It’s the first job for Ventura since he was fired nearly a year ago for Italy’s failure to qualify for the World Cup. Chievo announced on Wednesday they had agreed a two-year deal with Ventura. The 70-year-old Ventura replaces Lorenzo D’Anna, who [...]

The Yank's Guide To Serie A: Chievo

Nickname(s): The Flying Donkeys (seriously) All-Time Ranking: 38th 2007/2008 Finish: 1st (Serie B) 2008/2009 Position (as of 04/07): 16th Coach: Domenico De Carlo Key Players: Sergio Pellissier, Michele Marcolini, Mario Yepes  History: Since its founding by a cake company in 1929, Chievo has not had much success other than a memorable and shocking 01/02 run [...]