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Montella assumes Catania reins

Published: Thursday 9 June 2011, 18.15CET
Former Italy striker Vincenzo Montella has been named as the new coach of Calcio Catania following Diego Simeone's departure after less than six months at the helm.
Montella assumes Catania reins
Roma finished sixth in 2010/11 under the guidance of Vincenzo Montella ©Getty Images
Published: Thursday 9 June 2011, 18.15CET

Montella assumes Catania reins

Former Italy striker Vincenzo Montella has been named as the new coach of Calcio Catania following Diego Simeone's departure after less than six months at the helm.

Vincenzo Montella has been appointed as the new coach of Calcio Catania after impressing during a caretaker stint at AS Roma last season.

Montella arrives at the Sicilian outfit in place of Diego Simeone, who left the club earlier this month after less than six months at the helm. The former Italy striker, who turns 37 later this month, filled the void left by Claudio Ranieri at the Stadio Olimpico in February and steered the Giallorossi to sixth place in Serie A.

He failed to earn an extended deal at the capital club, however, and has now replaced Simeone on a two-year contract. Montella won a Scudetto, two Italian Super Cups and a Coppa Italia as a Roma player.

Last updated: 09/06/11 18.15CET

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