Gianpaolo Pozzo could not stand losing. Serie A was his only goal. He hired a real professional, Franco Scoglio, and the move proved successful. Udinese start was just good, Balbo was restless on the pitch, Sensini was terrific, Manicone, newly hired, was very tactical and clever, Mandorlini, joining from Inter, was the pivot of the defence. There seemed to be no adversaries for Udinese, but then on their way to the top of the table something went wrong. The beginning of 1992 was a disaster, the top of the crisis was reached in February after a 2 - 2 home draw to Cosenza playing with 9 men. Then it was the turn of 0-2 at home against Messina. Scoglio was sacked and Fedele substituted him. He was known to be a hard worker, an athlete, a motivator. With great effords the Club won promotion on the final match day on 14 June 1992, winning 2-0 during an away match to Ancona.
An unexpected event was still to come: just five days before the beginning of the new season Adriano Fedele was sacked and replaced by Albertino Bigon.
In 1992-93 Udinese was a double face team: the strongest at home, the most vulnerable away. And that was a pity because their potential was high. Sensini, Balbo, Dell'Anno, Desideri, Branca, Giuliani were among the best players of the whole championship. Udinese avoided being relegated at play-offs winning to Brescia on 12 June 1993 in Bologna. Bigon's post was not confirmed and former National team coach Azeglio Vicini was hired. But what is serious was that Balbo left Udinese and Dell'Anno joined Inter. The beginning of the season was relly poor and Vicini was sacked and replaced by Adriano Fedele. In the meantime Sensini joined Parma; and as a partial ransom Fausto Pizzi was hired. Udinese made their best but their effords were vain. It was Serie B once again. The last time since the beginning of Pozzo's Age, though. The following season started bad but Udinese struggled hard with the newcomers Poggi, Ripa, Ametrano, Marino, and with his regulars Desideri e Pizzi, finishing in at high positions in the table and winning promotion. Pozzo was not yet satisfied, fired Fedele and hired Giovanni Galeone who managed to lead the squad to A effordlessly finishing a stunning season in second place.