Santa Lucia appoint Alessandro Zinnari as their new coach

Santa Lucia have appointed Alessandro Zinnari as their new coach. He replaces Vincenzo Potenza who stepped down after taking over mid-way through last season and leading the club to retaining Premier League status.

Zinnari served as assistant head coach with the Under-17 side of US Lecce, before being appointed technical director and head coach of the Scuola Calcio ASD Kolbe Mario Russo under-17 side. He then served as technical coordinator at Universitatea Craiova and member of the senior team technical staff and later as technical coordinator and assistant coach of the Under-19 of US Lecce. Zinnari joined the Malta FA as technical coordinator and head of scouting apart from leading the Malta Under-18/19 national team in the early preparation ahead of the UEFA Under-19 Championship finals before Toze Mendes took over.

Alessandro Zinnari, who will be assisted by Alessandro Longo, signed a two-year deal with the club.

Santa Lucia have earlier secured the services of Malta international midfielder Steve Pisani.