Soccer: Struggling Bologna sack coach Pioli
Former Lazio, Cagliari, Genoa boss Ballardini tipped to step in08 January, 13:02
Former Lazio, Cagliari, Palermo and Genoa boss Davide Ballardini is reportedly close to stepping in to take over from Pioli.
Bologna are one point above the relegation zone in 17th place after winning just three of the 18 league matches they have played so far this season.
Pioli is the sixth Serie A boss to lose his job this term.
Lazio, Genoa, Catania, Sampdoria and Chievo have also changed coaches.