Ventura had managed the Italian national team (image courtesy Sky Sports)

Struggling Serie A side Chievo have replaced Lorenzo D’Anna with former Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura.

“Gian Piero Ventura is the new coach of Chievo,” the club said in a statement on Wednesday.

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Ventura has been out of work since being sacked as Italy coach after the four-time world champions failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, the first time in 60 years.

The new Chievo coach is not new to club management, having managed teams including Napoli, Sampdoria, Udinese and Hellas Verona.

Ventura made his mark during a five-year spell with Torino from 2011, leading the club back into Serie A.