Hours after announcing the departure of Pierpaolo Bisoli, Serie A strugglers Bologna FC have replaced their outgoing coach with Stefano Pioli.
The 45-year-old former AC Chievo Verona tactician, who was sacked as coach of US Città di Palermo days before the beginning of the season, has agreed a two-year-deal with the Felsinei, whom he is charged with guiding away from the foot of the league table. Bologna have so far accrued just one point from five games.
Former defender Pioli, who won a Scudetto and a European Champion Clubs' Cup during his playing career at Juventus, left Chievo at the end of the season, after helping the Clivensi retain their Serie A status. He has also been in charge of US Sassuolo Calcio, Parma FC and Piacenza Calcio.
Bisoli made way following Sunday's 2-0 league defeat at Udinese Calcio. He only joined Bologna in the summer after losing his first Serie A coaching post at Cagliari Calcio early last term. The former Cagliari midfielder, who had previously guided AC Cesena to promotion to the top flight, is the fourth Serie A coach to lose his job this season after Roberto Donadoni (Cagliari), Gian Piero Gasperini (FC Internazionale Milano) and Pioli (Palermo).
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