Spezia officially announced that the team has completed a contract extension with coach Italiano.
After agreeing to renew the contract, Italiano and Spezia signed a new contract that expires in 2022.
Italiano was rumored this summer that he might switch to Genoa, and now he will lead Spezia in the new season of Serie A.
The 42-year-old Italiano played for Trapani, Verona, Genoa, Chievo, Padova and Perugia in the player era.
After hanging up his boots, Italiano has coached Trapani and other teams. He was the coach of Spezia last summer.
Italiano led Spezia to successfully break through last season's Serie B promotion play-off, and was promoted to Serie A for the first time in team history.