The progenitor is Carletto Ancelotti, who travels in first class by virtue of the many winning tickets stamped in the big leagues and in the Champions League. Under less intense lights, however, there is also a large patrol of less decorated coaches who find opportunities abroad and look for space, glory, and the construction of a career. They choose exotic benches, off the beaten track.
On Saturday he made his debut in the Ukrainian championship, with a victory, the best known: Roberto De Zerbi chose Shakhtar Donetsk as a springboard to the best of the continent, a team and an environment where his (excellent) football ideas germinate in success . One of his pupils, the very young Francesco Farioli, who was De Zerbi’s assistant at Sassuolo, will resume his journey in the Turkish Super Lig before mid-August: with Karagumruk he already made himself known at the end of last season, so much so that he was close to the La Spezia bench. An extra year of apprenticeship in the Italian colony in Istanbul, in the Fatih district, will serve to consolidate the work of this very interesting 32-year-old coach. Another young man, Giovanni Costantino, freed himself from Marco Rossi, of whom he was assistant to Hungary, to take responsibility for MTK Budapest.
The routes to the east are heavily trodden by our coaches seeking glory. The most distant of all, for some time, is Massimo Ficcadenti, who has been in Japan since 2014 (now he is at Nagoya Grampus, after Fc Tokyo and Sagan Tosu). A little closer another big, Fabio Cannavaro, who with Guangzhou Evergrande, in China, has already won a lot. Fulvio Pea also went along the Wall, 4 victories in the first 13 games with Nanjing City, Chinese Serie B. Another who has found a home and a bench in the Middle East is Angelo Alessio, a former collaborator of Antonio Conte, since this year the coach of Persija Jakarta, in Indonesia. Marco Motta is with him, the championship was supposed to start in July because covid rebounded to August 20.
Those who learn to travel continue to do so without hesitation. Paolo Tramezzani is what could be defined as a globetrotter: Lugano, Sion, Apoel Nicosia, brackets in Livorno, then again Sion. In January he took over Hajduk Spalato, from the end of June he signed for Al Faisaly, a club from Saudi Arabia. In the Middle East there is also Andrea Stramaccioni: the former Inter and Udinese, already abroad at Panathinaikos and Sparta Prague, after a stormy experience at the Esteghlal in Tehran took the reins of Al Gharafa, in Qatar. The former stopper Dario Bonetti started with a success in the Romanian Serie A with Dinamo Bucharest (with whom he won the Cup and Super Cup in 2012), Gianluca Atzori starts again from Floriana, in Malta, where Stefano Sanderra has been working very well with the team for three years. Hibernian.
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