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Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Team expectations for next year ! (Catania)

Catania were a big surprise last year in the Serie A. The season started off badly when there manager Vincenzo Montella left for Fiorentina. He had got them to 11th the year before but he was replaced by Rolando Maran who impressed at the Sicilian side. They had an excellent defensive record under Maran keeping 13 clean sheets and he guided the Sicilians to an 8th position which Catania haven't done for over forty years.

At the moment Catania's future looks to be bright. Their isn't too much speculation around any of their star men and their manager looks settled in Sicily. Despite this the team they have at the moment is only a mid table team and will not challenge for any sort of European spot unless they are able to do increase the quality in their team. They also need to invest in some reinforcements. There bench is bare and with a bench like they have then they won't be able to challenge anywhere near the top. I expect if Catania can add a few new faces then I think they will be able to challenge for an Europa League squad but even if they don't I do not expect them to have any trouble staying in the league.

Expected Position = 5th - 8th