Luca Gotti
Gotti with Udinese in 2020
Personal information
Full name Luca Gotti
Date of birth (1967-09-13) 13 September 1967 (age 54)
Place of birth Adria, Italy
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Udinese (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1986–1991 Contarina
1991–1995 San Donà
1995–1998 Caerano
Teams managed
1999–2000 Montebelluna
2000–2001 Pievigina
2001–2004 Bassano Virtus
2004–2006 Reggina (youth)
2006–2008 Italy U17
2008–2009 Treviso
2009 Treviso
2009 Triestina
2010–2011 Cagliari (assistant)
2012–2015 Parma (assistant)
2015–2018 Bologna (assistant)
2018–2019 Chelsea (assistant)
2019 Udinese (assistant)
2019– Udinese
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Luca Gotti (born 13 September 1967) is an Italian professional football manager and former player who is the head coach of Serie A club Udinese.

Club career

Born in Adria, Rovigo,[1] Gotti played as a midfielder for amateur clubs such as Contarina, San Donà and Caerano in the lower divisions of Italy. He achieved promotions twice during his career, with Contarina to Eccellenza after winning the 1989–90 edition of the Promozione and with San Donà to Serie C in the 1993–94 Campionato Nazionale Dilettanti season.

Managerial career

Gotti began his managerial career in 1998 as part of the youth system staff of A.C. Milan. In 1999, he took over his first role as head coach, at the helm of Promozione amateurs Montebelluna. Gotti later served two more amateur clubs, Pievigina and Bassano Virtus in Serie D, before joining Reggina as a youth coach in 2004 and remaining there until 2006.

From 9 August 2006 to 21 July 2008, he worked as head coach of the Italy national under-17 team.

Gotti then served as head coach of Serie B side Treviso from 21 July 2008 to 24 February 2009, and again from 19 March to 25 June 2009, he oversaw the club's relegation by the end of the season. Gotti successively served as head coach of Triestina for a short period. However, due to poor results, Gotti was dismissed on 6 October 2009.[2]

In December 2010, Gotti was named Roberto Donadoni's assistant at Serie A team Cagliari, then following the manager also during his stints at Parma and Bologna. He then served as Maurizio Sarri's assistant at Chelsea during the 2018–19 season.

After Sarri's departure to Juventus, Gotti accepted an offer from Udinese to become Igor Tudor's assistant manager in July 2019.[3] When Tudor was removed from his managerial duties,[4] Gotti was named as caretaker manager of Udinese on 1 November 2019.[4] He won his first game in charge two days later as Serie A manager with 3–1 over Genoa, later explicitly stating his lack of interest in taking over as permanent manager.[5] However, he completed the season as head coach of Udinese, obtaining comfortable safety, and being successively confirmed for the 2020–21 Serie A campaign.

On 11 June 2021, Udinese announced they have agreed to extend their contract with him for the coming season (2021–22) as well, until June 2022.[6]

Managerial statistics

As of match played 7 November 2021
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team From To Record Ref.
P W D L Win %
Italy U17 9 August 2006 21 July 2008 26 11 6 9 042.31 [7]
Treviso 21 July 2008 24 February 2009 28 5 13 10 017.86 [8]
Treviso 19 March 2009 25 June 2009 11 2 2 7 018.18 [9]
Triestina 25 June 2009 6 October 2009 10 4 2 4 040.00 [9]
Udinese 1 November 2019 present 83 25 23 35 030.12 [9]
Total 158 47 46 65 029.75

Honours

Contarina

San Donà

References

  1. ^ Rabotti, Doriano (13 November 2019). "La scelta di Gotti, che non vuole essere re". Quotidiano.net (in Italian). Retrieved 14 December 2019.
  2. ^ "La Triestina cambia Panchina a Somma". La Repubblica (in Italian). 6 October 2009. Retrieved 14 December 2019.
  3. ^ "Luca Gotti nello staff tecnico della prima squadra" (in Italian). Udinese Calcio. 16 July 2019. Retrieved 15 November 2019.
  4. ^ a b "Udinese fires Igor Tudor after conceding 11 goals in 2 games". The Washington Times. Associated Press. 1 November 2019. Retrieved 14 December 2019.
  5. ^ "Udinese, Gotti svela: "Potevo andare alla Juventus, ma voglio fare il secondo"". Goal.com (in Italian). 3 November 2019. Retrieved 14 December 2019.
  6. ^ "Official: Udinese extend Gotti contract". football-italia.net. 11 June 2021. Retrieved 12 June 2021.
  7. ^ "Elenco gare". Italian Football Federation (in Italian). Retrieved 14 December 2019.
  8. ^ "Treviso 2008–09 fixtures and results". Kicker (in German). Retrieved 14 December 2019.
  9. ^ a b c "Luca Gotti managerial statistics". SofaScore. Retrieved 14 December 2019.