Newly promoted Serie A club Siena has appointed Giuseppe Sannino as its coach on a two-year contract.
Sannino will replace Antonio Conte, who joined Italian giants Juventus after leading Siena to promotion from Serie B.
Siena, who is currently being investigated for alleged match-fixing, made the official announcement of Monday, with the club’s president Massimo Mezzaroma enthusing: "We welcome Sannino with open arms.
"This is a tactician who has always fought with dedication, grit and determination to achieve everything and we hope he brings that attitude to Siena."
Sannino was in charge of Varese since 2008 and led the club to a promotion playoff place in the 2010-11 Serie B campaign. This will be the 53-year-old’s first experience in the Italian first division, having been the tactician of Biellese, Sudtirol, Meda and Lecco among others.
Meanwhile, Italian second division side Torino has appointed Giampiero Ventura as their coach for next season.
The 63-year-old parted company with Bari in February this year with the side rooted to the bottom of the table in Serie A. Bari eventually suffered relegation from the top flight.