Giacomo Gattuso
Personal information
Date of birth (1968-06-14) June 14, 1968 (age 54)
Place of birth Como, Italy
Height 1.81 m (5 ft 11+12 in)
Position(s) Defender
Youth career
Como
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1988 Como 0 (0)
1988–1989 S.P.A.L. 10 (0)
1989–1995 Como 160 (1)
1995–1996 Salernitana 10 (0)
1996–1997 Saronno 23 (0)
1997–1999 Como 24 (0)
1999 Catania 4 (0)
1999–2001 Novara 47 (0)
2001–2002 Canzese 3 (0)
Teams managed
2002–2004 Canzese
2004–2005 Novara
2005–2006 Como
2007 Novara
2012 Novara
2014 Novara
2020–2022 Como
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Giacomo Gattuso (born 14 June 1968) is an Italian professional football manager and a former player, recently in charge as head coach of Serie B club Como.

Career

Playing career

Gattuso's playing career has been mostly associated with hometown club Como, with whom he played up to Serie B level. He also played at Serie B level for Salernitana.

Coaching career

Following his retirement as an active player, Gattuso stayed at amateur side Canzese, his final club as a footballer, as their head coach.

He successively joined Novara's coaching staff, and also serving short stints as head coach between 2004 and 2005. He then joined then-Serie D club as their new head coach for the 2005–2006 season before returning to Novara as a youth coach.

In 2012 he was named co-head coach (together with Carlo Perrone) of Novara[1] before being moved back in charge of the Under-19 team weeks later due to poor results. He also served once again as Novara head coach in 2014 on the relegation playoff second leg against Varese.

In June 2020 he returned to Como as an assistant coach, being promoted as head coach in December 2020 following the dismissal of Marco Banchini. Under his tenure, Como's results improved considerably, with the club ending the season as Serie C Group A winners, thus achieving promotion to Serie B.[2]

After guiding Como throughout the 2021–22 Serie B campaign, Gattuso was confirmed in charge for the 2022–23 season, but was shortly afterwards forced to relinquish his working duties at the club due to health issues. On 8 September 2022, Como formally announced Gattuso was in need of an extended leave of absence, and therefore they were considering hiring a new head coach as a replacement.[3]

References

  1. ^ "Gattuso-Perrone, ecco chi sono i nuovi allenatori del Novara" (in Italian). TuttoNovara. 2012-11-01. Retrieved 2021-08-23.
  2. ^ "Gattuso e il Como in B: "Il giorno più bello della mia vita"" (in Italian). Corriere di Como. 2021-04-25. Retrieved 2021-08-23.
  3. ^ "COMUNICATO UFFICIALE: GIACOMO GATTUSO" (in Italian). Como 1907. 8 September 2022. Retrieved 9 September 2022.