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Michele Marcolini
Marcolini in 2016
Personal information
Date of birth (1975-10-02) 2 October 1975 (age 46)
Place of birth Savona, Italy
Height 1.77 m (5 ft 9+12 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Club information
Current team
AlbinoLeffe (manager)
Youth career
Vado
0000–1988 U.S.D. Quiliano
1988–1989 Pegliese
1989–1994 Torino
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1990–1994 Torino 0 (0)
1990–1991Sora (loan) 22 (0)
1994–1997 Sora 67 (3)
1997–2001 Bari 86 (5)
2001–2003 Vicenza 70 (11)
2003–2006 Atalanta 108 (12)
2006–2011 Chievo 145 (19)
2011–2012 Padova 34 (1)
2012–2013 Lumezzane 26 (2)
Total 558 (53)
National team
1991 Italy U16 6 (0)
1993–1994 Italy U18 3 (1)
Teams managed
2013–2014 Lumezzane
2014–2015 Real Vicenza
2015 Pavia
2016–2017 Santarcangelo
2017–2018 Alessandria
2018 Avellino
2018–2019 AlbinoLeffe
2019–2020 Chievo
2020 Novara
2021– AlbinoLeffe
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Michele Marcolini (born 2 October 1975) is an Italian football coach and former footballer, who played as a midfielder. He is the manager of AlbinoLeffe.

Club career

A Torino youth system product, Marcolini made his senior debut with Sora in 1994. In 1997, he joined Bari, with whom he spent four seasons and also made his Serie A debut. He then played at Serie B level for two seasons with Vicenza, and then back to top flight football with Atalanta and Chievo. On 27 June 2011 he mutually terminated his contract with Chievo.[1] He then signed a one-year contract with Serie B side Padova on 4 July 2011, and ended his career in 2013 after a lone season with Lega Pro Prima Divisione club Lumezzane.

Coaching career

In June 2013 Marcolini took his first managerial role, replacing Gianluca Festa as head coach of Lumezzane.

In June 2014 he was named new head coach of Lega Pro club Real Vicenza, being however sacked later in January 2015 and then re-appointed in February to complete the season in seventh place.

He successively served as head coach of A.C. Pavia from August to December 2015, and then took over at Santarcangelo for the club's full 2016–17 Lega Pro campaign.

On 21 November 2017, he was appointed at the helm of Serie C club Alessandria, in place of Cristian Stellini.[2]

On 27 November 2018, he was hired as head coach of Serie C club AlbinoLeffe, with the team in the relegation zone.[3]

On 4 July 2019, he was hired as head coach of his former club, freshly relegated Serie B club, Chievo.[4] On 1 March 2020, he was fired by Chievo, with the team in 8th place.[5]

On 2 November 2020, he signed with Serie C club Novara.[6] He was fired on 14 December 2020 after the club gained 4 points in 7 games under his helm.[7]

On 5 July 2021, he returned to AlbinoLeffe.[8]

Honours

Player

Atalanta
Chievo Verona

Coach

US Alessandria

References

  1. ^ "Un ringraziamento speciale per Marcolini". AC ChievoVerona (in Italian). 27 June 2011. Retrieved 15 July 2011.
  2. ^ "Serie C Alessandria, ufficiale: Marcolini in panchina" (in Italian). Corriere dello Sport - Stadio. 21 November 2017. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  3. ^ "Comunicato Ufficiale: Michele Marcolini nuovo allenatore dell'U.C. AlbinoLeffe" [Official Press Release: Michele Marcolini, new coach of UC AlbinoLeffe] (in Italian). AlbinoLeffe. 27 November 2018.
  4. ^ "Michele Marcolini è il nuovo allenatore gialloblú" [Michele Marcolini is the new manager of the "gialloblú"] (in Italian). Chievo. 4 July 2019.
  5. ^ "OFFICIAL: MARCOLINI SACKED, REPLACED BY AGLIETTI" (Press release). Chievo. 1 March 2020.
  6. ^ "MARCOLINI È IL NUOVO ALLENATORE DEL NOVARA CALCIO" [Marcoli is the new coach of Novara] (in Italian). Novara. 2 November 2020. Retrieved 16 November 2020.
  7. ^ "SIMONE BANCHIERI DI NUOVO ALLA GUIDA DEL NOVARA CALCIO" (in Italian). Novara. 14 December 2020.
  8. ^ "MICHELE MARCOLINI È IL NUOVO ALLENATORE DELL'U.C. ALBINOLEFFE!" (in Italian). AlbinoLeffe. 5 July 2021.