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Bologna Sack Bisoli And Appoint Pioli

Struggling Bologna have fired manager Pierpaolo Bisoli after just four months in charge and appointed Stefano Pioli. Pioli, whose short reign as coach of Palermo ended last month before a Serie A ball had been kicked, inherits a side bottom of the league with one point from five matches.

“Bologna FC 1909 have removed Pierpaolo Bisoli from charge of the first team,” the club said in a statement on their website. “Our thanks for his professionalism and conduct.”

Bologna, who are bottom of Serie A having taken one point and scored only two goals in their first five matches wasted no time in replacing Bisoli with Pioli.

“Stefano Pioli is from today the new coach of Bologna,” the club said in a statement hours after Bisoli’s dismissal was announced. “He has signed a two-year contract and will be presented to the press tomorrow (Wednesday).”

The 45-year-old Pioli, who has previously coached Salernitana, Modena, Parma, Grosseto, Piacenza and Sassuolo, led Chievo Verona to 11th place last season before replacing Delio Rossi at Palermo.