MILAN - Former Italy manager Roberto
Donadoni will set about repairing his battered image after being
named as coach of Serie A strugglers Cagliari on Tuesday.
Donadoni was sacked by Italy after an uninspiring showing at
Euro 2008 and lasted just six months in charge of Napoli last
year before being axed.
"I prefer to think about the future, I don't like looking
back," the former Italy and AC Milan midfielder, who has signed
a two-year contract, told a news conference.
"You learn from every mistake but you must also learn from
The Sardinians, in 17th place after only two wins this
season, sacked Pierpaolo Bisoli on Monday after just 12 games in
Former Cagliari player Bisoli, whose final game was Sunday's
1-0 home defeat by Genoa, was appointed in the close season
after Massimiliano Allegri was released from his contract to
join AC Milan.
Donadoni will take over a modest squad and has the added
complication of not being able to pick Italy World Cup
goalkeeper Federico Marchetti, who was dropped from the first
team by president Massimo Cellino for asking for a transfer.
Marchetti, who has not played all season, has filed a case
of unfair treatment against Cagliari and a league arbitration
hearing is set for the end of the week.
Perennial mid-table team Cagliari recently unveiled
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