Stefano Pioli was delighted to win on his Bologna debut against Novara.

The Coach had been due to face Novara in his first game of the season, but that was when he was in charge of Palermo.

That opening round was postponed to December due to a players' strike and Pioli was sacked before the campaign even started.

"I had already studied Novara when I was preparing for this game in August, so I know the way they play very well," revealed Pioli of the 2-0 win.

"I prefer to keep what happened in Sicily to myself. I am now satisfied and proud to be the Bologna Coach."