Bologna fire coach

BOLOGNA: Bologna hired former Italy coach Roberto Donadoni on Wednesday, shortly after firing Delio Rossi.

Bologna confirmed the appointment on its website, adding that Donadoni has signed a contract until the end of June 2017. Donadoni, who was in charge of the Italian national team from 2006-2008, left Parma at the end of last season after it went bankrupt.

The 52-year-old Donadoni has also coached Genoa, Napoli and Cagliari. Rossi’s dismissal was announced earlier in the afternoon, one day after a 1-0 loss at home to 10-man Inter Milan  Bologna’s eighth defeat in 10 Serie A matches.

Bologna thanked Rossi “for the work done with professionalism and competence.” Rossi took charge in May, replacing the fired Diego Lopez, and secured promotion via the playoffs.