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Mutti succeeds Ventura as Bari coach

Published: Thursday 10 February 2011, 23.58CET
Giampiero Ventura has left Serie A strugglers AS Bari by mutual consent after a run of seven defeats and has been replaced by Bortolo Mutti on a deal until the end of the season.
Mutti succeeds Ventura as Bari coach
Bortolo Mutti is tasked with keeping Bari in the top flight ©Getty Images
Published: Thursday 10 February 2011, 23.58CET

Mutti succeeds Ventura as Bari coach

Giampiero Ventura has left Serie A strugglers AS Bari by mutual consent after a run of seven defeats and has been replaced by Bortolo Mutti on a deal until the end of the season.

AS Bari, the bottom club in Serie A, have cancelled the contract of coach Giampiero Ventura by mutual consent and appointed Bortolo Mutti as his replacement.

The decision comes with the Biancorossi nine points adrift of safety and on a run of seven successive losses in all competitions. Ventura, 63, had guided Bari to a tenth-place finish last season having replaced Antonio Conte in summer 2009.

The 56-year-old Mutti, who has signed a contract until the end of the campaign, had been out of work since failing to keep Atalanta BC in Serie A last term. His first match at the helm is a home game against Genoa CFC on Sunday.

Last updated: 11/02/11 11.15CET

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