VENICE, ITALY - JUNE 6: Filippo Inzaghi head coach of Venezia FC gestures during the serie B playoff match between Venezia FC and US Citta di Palermo at Stadio Pier Luigi Penzo on June 6, 2018 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images)

The former Italy forward Filippo Inzaghi has been appointed as manager of Serie A side Bologna.

The 44-year-old World Cup winner has signed a two-year deal with Bologna after leaving Venezia, where he spent two seasons.

 

After his first management job at AC Milan for one year, Inzaghi’s was sacked in June 2016. He then went to Venezia, where he led them led to Serie B, but they missed out on promotion to Italy’s top flight this season after losing in the play-offs.

Inzaghi was a prolific goalscorer with the likes of Juventus and Atalanta before spending the majority of his playing career at Milan. He won two Serie A titles with the Rossoneri, as well as the Champions League in 2003 and 2007, and was part of Italy’s World Cup-winning squad in 2006.