Brescia hire Beretta after firing Iachini

MILAN - Serie A strugglers Brescia appointed survival specialist Mario Beretta as coach on Monday after sacking Beppe Iachini.

The promoted side turned to the former Siena and Lecce coach after Saturday's 3-0 defeat at leaders AC Milan extended their winless run to almost three months.

"Iachini as a man did not deserve the sack but after a series of very negative results we couldn't do anything else," president Gino Corioni, whose side have 12 points from 15 games, told reporters.

"I chose Beretta because he is a coach who knows how to achieve safety."