Vincenzo Montella has signed a two-year contract to coach Catania.

The Serie A side made the announcement on Thursday after Diego Simeone left my mutual agreement.

Montella coached Roma for the final four months of last season in his first senior managerial position, having previously directed Roma's youth squad.

Montella also had a long career as a Serie A striker, much of it with Roma, before retiring in 2008.

Catania finished 13th in the Serie A last month.