Cosmi to replace Ruotolo as Livorno coach

Gennaro Ruotolo was fired as Livorno coach on Tuesday after a poor start to the season and will be replaced by Serse Cosmi.

“I am happy, but understand the difficulties of the job,” Cosmi told ANSA news agency. “All we can do now is get to work and do our talking on the pitch.”

Livorno is in last place in Serie A, with three draws and five losses from eight games. It wasted a one-goal lead in the last round to lose 2-1 against Palermo.

Cosmi’s first match in charge will be away to AS Roma at Rome’s Olympic Stadium.

“I can’t wait to start work with a club with great supporters and where we can do well. All I wanted to do is get back to work on the training field and to be able to do so in Serie A is fantastic.”