Cosmi named new Livorno coach

MILAN - Serse Cosmi is to become Serie A bottom side Livorno's new coach, the former Brescia boss said on Tuesday.

"I am happy but aware of the difficulties ahead," he told reporters after the club's plan to recruit former Italy and AC Milan coach Arrigo Sacchi fell through.

Livorno sacked Gennaro Ruotolo on Monday while his tutor Vittorio Russo, who was brought in at the start of the season as Ruotolo did not have the right coaching badges, has also left.