Former serie A side’s Bologna FC coach Roberto Donadoni has been linked with the vacant Chipolopolo top job position, according to reports.
The Chipolopolo seat fells vacant after Belgian Sven Vandenbroeck left after having failed to qualify for the AfCON finals in Egypt.
Roberto Donadoni ( born 9 September 1963) is an Italian football manager and former midfielder, who was last manager of Bologna.
After retiring as a player, Donadoni trained to become a coach. His first job was as Lecco and he made his debut on 12 August 2001 in the Coppa Italia Lega Pro. This was followed by jobs with Livorno (2002–03) and Genoa (2003).
In 2005, he returned to head Livorno in mid-season. After leading them to a surprising ninth-place finish and having the club in sixth place midway through the 2005–06 season, Donadoni resigned over criticism from club chairman Aldo Spinelli.
In October 2015, Donadoni was hired by newly promoted Serie A club Bologna as the club’s new coach, replacing Delio Rossi. Donadoni parted with Bologna on 24 May 2018.