Bologna hire Malesani
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.