Italian Serie A

Bologna hire Malesani

September 1, 2010

Serie A side Bologna have announced they have appointed Alberto Malesani as coach to replace Franco Colomba.

The 56-year-old has coached in Italy and Greece, coaching Parma to the UEFA Cup title as well as the Coppa Italia.

Colomba guided Bologna to a 17th-place finish last season but he became the first managerial casualty of the 2010-11 campaign when he was sacked on the eve of the new season.

Youth team coach Paolo Magnani oversaw Bologna's 0-0 draw against defending champions Inter Milan in the first match of the season.