Tuesday, 20 October 2009

Bologna axe Papadopulo for Colomba

Serie A strugglers Bologna have sacked coach Giuseppe Papadopulo and brought in Franco Colomba as his replacement.

Franco ColombaThe Rossoblu have endured a miserable start to the season after winning just one of their opening eight games.

Papadopulo was appointed only six months ago and saved the Emilia-Romagna outfit from relegation last season, but he has been unable to transform their fortunes and last weekend's defeat to Napoli was the final straw for the club.

Colomba, who was a former Bologna player, has been installed to try and steer the club away from trouble at the wrong end of the table.

"Bologna announce they have relieved Giuseppe Papadopulo of his duties," read a statement. "Franco Colomba has been entrusted with the first team."

Papadopulo is the fifth coach to lose his job in the Italian top flight this season. Bottom club Livorno brought in Serse Cosmi earlier after dismissing joint-coaches Gennaro Ruotolo and Vittorio Russo while Roma, Atalanta and Napoli have already changed managers.

Source: Sky Sports

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