Official: Brescia appoint Delneri

Brescia have formally appointed Gigi Delneri as their new coach, having originally been drafted in as a director of sport.

The veteran tactician was meant to take on a new role for him as a director overseeing the youth academy, senior team and scouting network.

However, the negotiations advanced down a different path and he was today announced as their new coach.

It is believed he will still be given wider powers than a coach usually has at Brescia, where President Massimo Cellino is known to take a very hands-on approach to transfer strategy.

Delneri just turned 70 and his previous jobs include Chievo, FC Porto for one month in 2004, Roma, Atalanta, Sampdoria, Juventus, Genoa, Verona and Udinese.

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