Youth squad coach Paolo Madnani will manage the Bologna side that faces Inter Milan on Monday after coach Franco Colomba’s contract was terminated today.
Club president Sergio Porcedda said, “Colomba said he was ready to follow the ideas of our club, but then he did not do it.”
Colomba had taken over Bologna two weeks into the start of last season and steered the Italian underdogs away from relegation, but it seems that he and Porcedda have fallen out leaving Bologna, who are 11/2 to beat Inter, without a permanent coach.
Bologna’s predicament will provide some light relief for Inter boss Rafael Benitez as his side look to recover from their European Super Cup defeat at the hands of Atletico Madrid.
Benitez is already under pressure after losing out on last weekend’s trophy but will have a full strength squad to choose from now Maicon has committed his future to the club.
The Nerazzurri are on a run of five consecutive victories over Bologna and Diego Milito will be hoping to improve on his previous seasons tally of 30 goals, he is 7/2 to score first.
Inter have won the title in each of the past three seasons but have drawn every opening game in that period, Bologna are unbeaten at home in the opening game of a Serie A season on the last six occasions and a draw looks decent value at 12/5.
Meanwhile Rafa will need to get his Inter side off to a good start if they are to replicate the treble that Jose Mourinho managed last season.
Benitez watched his Inter side struggle against Atletico Madrid and they could slip up at Bologna. Follow the latest Bologna vs Inter Milan match betting market here.