Giacomini joined Genoa at the beginning of the 1960-61 season, while Bettini joined Inter. It was the end. The Club could not adequately substitute these players; especially Galli, a mid-winger, and Bonafin let expectations down. The beginning of the season was hard and the whole championship turned out to be an ordeal. The president, Bruseschi, hired Rozzoni, from Lazio, one of the best strikers of our history of football, also called Selmosson back, and entrusted the bench to Alfredo Foni, former trainer of the National team. But in vain. Also the midfielder Silvano Moro moved back to Udinese. There was nothing to do, Udinese finished the season up at the last place with only 17 points.
The problems of Udinese did not seem to stop at all. After two championships in serie B, (1962-63 and 1963-64), they were relegated to C. The board of Acciù appointed Giuseppe Bertoli as overtime comissioner. Yet good result seemed far away and the team ended up at 11th place with their new coach, Severino Feruglio, who was forced to leave the bench because of health problems. Fortunately Primavera, the youth team, of Gigi Comuzzi gained the category's scudetto.