Bologna FC have replaced coach Daniele Arrigoni with former Serbia defender Siniša Mihajlović after Sunday's 5-1 defeat at Cagliari Calcio left the seven-time Italian champions second from bottom in Serie A.
Mihajlović has signed a contract until the end of the season, taking over from Arrigoni, 49, who led the club to promotion last term but had been unable to prevent Bologna sliding to within a point of bottom side Reggina Calcio. After their surprise win at AC Milan on the first day of the campaign, the Felsinei have lost eight of their following nine league games, with their only other victory coming against S.S. Lazio at the Dall'Ara Stadium.
For the 39-year-old Mihajlović, the Bologna job is a first head coaching role. The former AS Roma, UC Sampdoria, S.S. Lazio and FC Internazionale Milano player had assisted coach Roberto Mancini at Inter last season. He will be at the helm on Saturday when Bologna host another struggling team, Roma.
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