Gennaro Volpe
Personal information
Date of birth (1981-02-17) 17 February 1981 (age 40)
Place of birth Pozzuoli, Italy
Height 1.73 m (5 ft 8 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Virtus Entella (head coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1999–2000 Empoli 0 (0)
2000–2001 Prato 25 (1)
2001 Ascoli 5 (0)
2002–2006 Mantova 108 (4)
2006–2011 Cittadella 161 (4)
2011–2016 Virtus Entella 142 (2)
Teams managed
2018 Virtus Entella
2021– Virtus Entella
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Gennaro Volpe (born 17 February 1981) is a former Italian footballer turned coach. He is currently the head coach of Serie B side Virtus Entella.

Playing career

A former midfielder,[1] he played for Empoli, Prato, Ascoli, Mantova and Cittadella. He retired in 2016 after five years at Virtus Entella.

Coaching career

After retiring as a player, he stayed at Virtus Entella as a youth coach. On 6 May 2018, he was named new head coach in place of dismissed manager Alfredo Aglietti, taking over a Virtus Entella side in deep relegation trouble (20th place with two games to go).[2] Virtus Entella were eventually relegated after losing a two-legged playoff to Ascoli, and Volpe moved back into coaching the Under-19 team afterwards.

On 12 April 2021, he was moved once again in charge of the first team, taking over from Vincenzo Vivarini as Virtus Entella was at the bottom of the Serie B league table with five games to go.[3] Later on 1 May 2021, Virtus Entella were mathematically relegated to Serie C following a home loss to Vicenza, having achieved only a single point during Volpe's first three games in charge of the club.[4]

Managerial statistics

As of match played 10 May 2021[5]
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team Nat From To Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Virtus Entella Italy 6 May 2018 10 July 2018 4 1 2 1 1 1 +0 025.00
Virtus Entella Italy 12 April 2021 Present 5 0 1 4 6 10 −4 000.00
Total 9 1 3 5 7 11 −4 011.11

References

  1. ^ "Player Profile". soccerway.com.
  2. ^ "Virtus Entella, Aglietti esonerato: panchina a Volpe" (in Italian). SKY Sport Italia. 6 May 2018. Retrieved 7 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Ufficiale, Vincenzo Vivarini sollevato dall'incarico. Prima squadra affidata a Gennaro Volpe" (in Italian). Virtus Entella. 12 April 2021. Retrieved 12 April 2021.
  4. ^ "Serie B, c'è la prima retrocessa: l'Entella torna in Serie C" (in Italian). Goal.com. 1 May 2021. Retrieved 3 May 2021.
  5. ^ "Gennaro Volpe career sheet". footballdatabase. footballdatabase. Retrieved 12 April 2021.