|Date of birth||20 April 1970|
|Place of birth||Fucecchio, Italy|
|Perugia (head coach)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Massimiliano Alvini (born 20 April 1970) is an Italian football coach. He is the head coach of Perugia in the Italian Serie B.
As a player, Alvini was a defender who spent his entire short career in the amateur leagues of his native Tuscany, first with Firenze Ovest and then with Signa, before retiring in 2000 due to an injury.
After retirement, Alvini stayed at Signa as a director of football, then as a youth coach, and finally as a head coach. Under his tenure, Signa won promotion to Eccellenza before leaving for Quarrata, guiding them to a spot in the Serie D promotion playoffs and, on a second stint in 2006, promotion to Eccellenza following the club's relegation a year earlier.
In 2009 Alvini was hired as the new head coach of Promozione amateurs Tuttocuoio; under his seven-year tenure in charge of the small Tuscan club, Alvini won an impressive total of four promotions (from Promozione to Lega Pro), as well as a Regional Amateur Coppa Italia in 2009 and the Coppa Italia Dilettanti in 2010, leading to comparisons between him and his personal friend Maurizio Sarri, who also started his career from the regional amateur leagues of Tuscany.
In 2015 he left Tuttocuoio to accept an offer from Lega Pro club Pistoiese, being however sacked on 12 April 2016 due to poor results.
On 11 August 2016 Alvini was appointed as the new head coach of Lega Pro club AlbinoLeffe. After impressive results on his first two seasons and a contract extension in March 2017, he was sacked on November 2018 due to a dismal start in the 2018–19 Serie C campaign.
On 18 June 2019, Alvini signed a one-year contract with Reggiana (still formally called Reggio Audace at that time) as their new head coach following the club's readmission to Serie C. On the club's first Serie C season, Alvini managed to lead them to a promotion playoff spot and eventually winning promotion to Serie B after defeating Bari in the tournament final. For his achievements as Reggiana boss, Alvini was awarded the Panchina d'Oro prize as Serie C's best manager of the season.
Alvini was successively confirmed in charge of Reggiana for the club's 2020–21 Serie B, their first appearance in the Italian second tier in 21 years; he voluntarily left the club by the end of the season after being immediately relegated back to Serie C, despite having been publicly offered to stay in charge of the team.
On 16 June 2021, recently-promoted Serie B club Perugia announced Alvini as their new head coach on a two-year deal following the departure of their previous boss Fabio Caserta.