Thursday February 28 2019
Gilardino takes over Serie D side

Former Milan and Italy striker Alberto Gilardino has been promoted to the role of head Coach by Serie D side Rezzato.

In a reshuffle at the non-League club, Gilardino - who had been assistant coach - takes over from Luca Prina, who has been demoted to a supervisory position.

However, Giornale di Brescia reports the pair have effectively swapped roles as Prina will ‘support’ the 36-year-old on his first managerial adventure.

Rezzato have never played League football but are fifth in Serie D Girone B and on course to qualify for the Serie C playoffs.

Gilardino, who helped Italy win the World Cup in 2006, retired from football in September to focus on coaching.

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