Famous Italian Coaches

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Carlo Ancelotti
(Footballer)

Carlo Ancelotti
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Birthdate: June 10, 1959
Sun Sign: Gemini
Birthplace: Reggiolo

Carlo Ancelotti had humble beginnings as a midfielder in Italian club football. He was part of the Italian national squad in two World Cups and one UEFA Euro, and is one of three managers who have won the UEFA Champions League thrice, twice with Milan and once with Real Madrid.

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Andrea Pirlo
(Football player, Football Coach)

Andrea Pirlo
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Birthdate: May 19, 1979
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Flero, Italy

Italian professional football coach and former player. Andrea Pirlo, is currently the head coach of football club Juventus. As a player, he was known for his ball control. He retired after playing 116 matches for the Italian national football team. He was elected into the Italian Football Hall of Fame in 2019.

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Claudio Ranieri
(Football Manager)

Claudio Ranieri
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Birthdate: October 20, 1951
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Rome

Claudio Ranieri is an Italian football manager and the current head coach of Sampdoria, a football club which competes in Serie A. As a manager, Ranieri has won several honors, such as the 2016 LMA Manager of the Year and the Best FIFA Men's Coach. A former player, Ranieri was inducted into the Italian Football Hall of Fame in 2016.

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 4 
Gianfranco Zola
(Football manager)

Gianfranco Zola
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Birthdate: July 5, 1966
Sun Sign: Cancer
Birthplace: Oliena, Italy

 5 
Massimiliano Allegri
(Italian Football Manager)

Massimiliano Allegri
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Birthdate: August 11, 1967
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Livorno

Massimiliano Allegri is an Italian football coach and former player. As a player, he was associated with various Italian clubs as a midfielder. He began his managerial career in 2003 and went on to win the Panchina d'Oro Award for best Serie A coach in 2009. He joined Juventus in 2014 and helped the team win four consecutive domestic doubles. 

 6 
Franco Baresi
(Football Coach)

Franco Baresi
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Birthdate: May 8, 1960
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Travagliato, Italy

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Geno Auriemma
(Basketball coach)

Geno Auriemma
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Birthdate: March 23, 1954
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Montella, Campania, Italy
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 8 
Mike D'Antoni
(Basketball player)

Mike D'Antoni
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Birthdate: May 8, 1951
Sun Sign: Taurus
Birthplace: Mullens, West Virginia

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Luciano Spalletti
(Association football player, A.S. Roma, Association football manager)

Luciano Spalletti
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Birthdate: March 7, 1959
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Certaldo

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Arrigo Sacchi
(Former twice Football manager of AC Milan with great success)

Arrigo Sacchi
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Birthdate: April 1, 1946
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Fusignano, Italy

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Giovanni Trapattoni
(Football manager known as one of the rare few to have won the European Cup)

Giovanni Trapattoni
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Birthdate: March 17, 1939
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Cusano Milanino, Italy

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Cesare Prandelli
(Association football player, Association football manager)

Cesare Prandelli
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Birthdate: August 19, 1957
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Orzinuovi

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Roberto Donadoni
(Association football player, Association football manager)

Roberto Donadoni
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Birthdate: September 9, 1963
Sun Sign: Virgo
Birthplace: Cisano Bergamasco

 14 
Michele Ferrari
(Physician)

Michele Ferrari
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Birthdate: March 26, 1953
Sun Sign: Aries
Birthplace: Ferrara, Italy

Michele Ferrari is an Italian physician and cycling coach notorious for his role in supplying bicycle racers with performance-enhancing drugs. He received his degree in medicine and surgery at the University of Ferrara and became a specialist in sports medicine at the Sapienza University of Rome. His clients include Lance Armstrong, Michael Rogers, and Alexander Vinokourov. 

 15 
Bruno Conti
(Association football player, Association football manager)

Bruno Conti
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Birthdate: March 13, 1955
Sun Sign: Pisces
Birthplace: Nettuno

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Enzo Bearzot
(Italian football manager)

Enzo Bearzot
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Birthdate: September 26, 1927
Sun Sign: Libra
Birthplace: Aiello del Friuli
Died: December 21, 2010

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Andrea Trinchieri
(Current head coach for Bayern Munich of the Basketball Bundesliga)

Andrea Trinchieri
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Birthdate: August 6, 1968
Sun Sign: Leo
Birthplace: Milan, Italy

 18 
Riccardo Piatti
(Tennis Coach)

Riccardo Piatti
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Birthdate: November 8, 1958
Sun Sign: Scorpio
Birthplace: Como, Italy

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Bogdan Tanjević
(Basketball coach best known for being KK Bosna's head coach)

Bogdan Tanjević
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Birthdate: February 13, 1947
Sun Sign: Aquarius
Birthplace: Pljevlja, Montenegro

 20 
Carlo Fassi
(Figure skating coach)

Carlo Fassi
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Birthdate: December 20, 1929
Sun Sign: Sagittarius
Birthplace: Milan, Italy
Died: March 20, 1997