Serie A news

Catania choose Montella as new coach

June 9, 2011

Vincenzo Montella has been appointed the new coach of Catania on a two-year deal.

The Serie A side confirmed the news on their official website with Montella taking the reins from Diego Simeone, who left the post last week.

Montella guided Roma to a sixth-placed finish in Serie A this term but was not offered a contract extension to remain at the Stadio Olimpico.

He will be officially unveiled by the Sicilian club at a press conference on Friday.

Catania ended the season in 13th place, 10 points clear of the relegation zone having lost just two of their last 10 league games.