Alberto Malesani hired as Bologna coach

Alberto Malesani has been named Bologna coach, after Franco

Colomba was fired a day before the club’s Serie A opener.

Malesani has coached a long list of clubs, including Chievo

Verona, Fiorentina, Parma, Verona, Panathinaikos, Udinese, Empoli

and Siena.

Bologna president Sergio Porcedda fired Colomba on Sunday and

youth squad coach Paolo Magnani managed the team to a 0-0 draw

against five-time defending champion Inter Milan on Monday.