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Alberto Zaccheroni
Personal information
Date of birth April 1, 1953 (1953-04-01) (age 56)
Place of birth Meldola, Italy
Teams managed
Years Team
1983–1985 Cesenatico
1985–1987 Riccione
1987–1988 Boca San Lazzaro
1988–1990 Baracca Lugo
1990–1993 Venezia
1993–1994 Bologna
1994–1995 Cosenza
1995–1998 Udinese
1998–2001 Milan
2001–2002 Lazio
2003–2004 Internazionale
2006–2007 Torino
2010- Juventus
.Alberto Zaccheroni (born 1 April 1953, in Meldola, Emilia-Romagna) is an Italian football manager, currently serving as head coach of Juventus F.C..^ AC Milan Football Club : Cesare Maldini and Mauro Tassotti have been great in charge of the side since the exit of Alberto Zaccheroni.

^ The favourite for the Santander bench is Italian coach Alberto Zaccheroni, out of contract since leaving Torino in 2007.
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^ Lippi was already seen as one of the greatest coaches in world football following his success during two spells with Juventus in the past 12 years.

.He is best known for having managed a number of top clubs in Serie A, and won a scudetto with A.C. Milan on 1999. He is renowned also for his unconventional and trademark 3-4-3 tactical system.^ However, after five months in the club, Milan was nowhere near the top five in the league and Terim was sacked for failing to meet the board of directors' expectations.
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^ Two years later they won the Scudetto for the first time, taking the title off Milan.

^ Zaccheroni made his name at Udinese before moving to AC Milan where he won the league title in 1999.
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Career

.Zaccheroni's playing career was cut short by injury, and he became a manager at the relatively young age of 30. His managerial career took off during the 1997-98 season with Udinese, guiding them to third place in the league and qualification for the UEFA Cup.^ Zaccheroni was the manager of Udinese who had ended the Season 1997-98 on a high note in 3rd place.
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^ Inter's consolation is a UEFA Cup spot as third-place finisher.
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^ The title returned in 1988, and the following season they won their third European cup with a 4-0 win versus Steaua Bucharest.

Milan

.Zaccheroni's great results at Udinese attracted the attention of Italian giants A.C. Milan, who appointed him as manager after the San Siro club had endured 2 miserable seasons.^ In their search for a new manager, Alberto Zaccheroni attracted Milan's attention.
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^ AC Milan Football Club : Cesare Maldini and Mauro Tassotti have been great in charge of the side since the exit of Alberto Zaccheroni.

^ Vieri, who missed Wednesday's 1-0 UEFA Cup defeat to Marseille after being struck by a bottle thrown last weekend, did not travel to the San Siro.
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.Fellow Udinese colleagues, Oliver Bierhoff and Thomas Helveg joined him in Milan.^ Milan signed Zaccheroni along with two of his players at Udinese, Oliver Bierhoff and Thomas Helveg.
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^ The winning line-up was: Christian Abbiati; Luigi Sala, Alessandro Costacurta, Paolo Maldini; Thomas Helveg, Demetrio Albertini, Massimo Ambrosini, Andres Guglielminpietro; Zvonimir Boban, George Weah, Oliver Bierhoff.
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.Zaccheroni delivered instantly, as Milan won the league in the 1998-99 season, pipping Lazio and Fiorentina to the title.^ Two years later they won the Scudetto for the first time, taking the title off Milan.

^ This season they have taken advantage of the absence of Juventus, and Milan and Lazio’s points penalties to lead from the front, dropping jut 6 points for their first 13 games, and easily qualifying for the Champions League 2nd round stages with games to spare.

^ AC Milan ended the season with their sixth Champions League trophy in 2003.
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.The following season was less successful for Zaccheroni as Milan exited the UEFA Champions League early, and although finishing 3rd in Serie A, they were never really in the running for the title.^ They were eliminated from the UEFA Champions League in the first round after finishing 3rd in the group.
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^ Then the following season, Milan signed Kaká.
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^ AC Milan Football Club : Cesare Maldini and Mauro Tassotti have been great in charge of the side since the exit of Alberto Zaccheroni.

.The 2000-01 season was even worse for Zaccheroni as Milan, again, struggled in the Champions League and failed to beat Paris Saint-Germain FC.^ However, after five months in the club, Milan was nowhere near the top five in the league and Terim was sacked for failing to meet the board of directors' expectations.
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^ Milan started the Champions League at a high note, defeating Besiktas J.K. from Turkey and Spanish giants FC Barcelona, who at the time consisted of international world-class superstars in Rivaldo and Patrick Kluivert.
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^ Despite the injury problems of full-back Paolo Maldini, Ancelotti was successful and ended the Season 2001-02 in fourth, earing a place in the Champions League.
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This led AC Milan chairman Silvio Berlusconi to sack Zaccheroni and replace him with caretaker manager Cesare Maldini in the Spring of 2001.

Lazio

.Zaccheroni was without a job for a few months before Lazio came calling, after Dino Zoff had resigned.^ Finishing 3rd were Lazio , who actually picked up 34 points since Dino Zoff took over.

The Rome club had endured a terrible start to the season, losing 2-0 to atlanta. yet .Zaccheroni managed a 6th place finish, thus earning Lazio a UEFA Cup place.^ "If we want a place in the UEFA Cup we must beat Inter."

^ Furthermore, they only just managed to qualify for the Champions League by finishing in 4th place, only a point ahead of Parma A.C..
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^ Apart from a further UEFA Cup win against Lazio in Paris, and winning the last two Coppa Italia’s, the Inter cupboard has been bare.

Zaccheroni was not without his critics though as he played Mendieta and Fiore out of position thus failing to get the best out of them. He was also held responsible by many for the humiliating 5-1 defeat to Roma in the Rome derby that season. .Despite Zaccheroni's efforts, he parted company with the Italian giants, to be replaced by Roberto Mancini.^ After the game renewed voices called for the dismissal of Zaccheroni; the most frequently-mentioned name for a replacement being Roberto Mancini.

^ I've had the opportunity to train under Alberto Zaccheroni and Roberto Mancini, both of whom I'd already worked with at Lazio.
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^ Despite Cragnotti's avowed intention to retain Zaccheroni as Lazio coach, both Mancini and Trapattoni have been among the names touted as possible replacements, along with Sven Goran Eriksson, Claudio Ranieri and others.

Internazionale

.Zaccheroni was again called upon in the mid-season of 2003-04, this time to try and save Internazionale after the departure of coach Hector Cuper from the club.^ He was upset at being asked to be a sub for the fourth time this season and said he has found it increasingly difficult working alongside Zaccheroni.
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^ Three fronts Juventus have won the tournament nine times and coach Marcello Lippi is keen to make it ten this season.
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^ Inter's only saving grace in 2003/04 was the arrival of Dejan Stankovic and Adriano in January 2004, both solid players that filled the gap left by the departures of Hernán Crespo and Clarence Seedorf.
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.Despite crashing out of the Champions League after a humiliating 5-1 defeat to Arsenal at the San Siro, he managed to lift Inter to 4th place in Serie A, thus earning them a Champions League place for next season.^ Next weekend sees the San Siro derby against Inter.

^ The following season, despite the emergence of Ukraine's great Andriy Shevchenko, Milan disappointed their fans in both the Champions League and Serie-A. Milan exited the Champions League early, only winning one out of six matches (three draws and two losses) and ended the Season 1999/00 in the 3rd place.
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^ Vieri, who missed Wednesday's 1-0 UEFA Cup defeat to Marseille after being struck by a bottle thrown last weekend, did not travel to the San Siro.
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.However, Inter president, Massimo Moratti, was not convinced of Zaccheroni's abilities, and he was again replaced by Roberto Mancini.^ The current president and owner of Inter is Massimo Moratti.
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^ After the game renewed voices called for the dismissal of Zaccheroni; the most frequently-mentioned name for a replacement being Roberto Mancini.

^ I've had the opportunity to train under Alberto Zaccheroni and Roberto Mancini, both of whom I'd already worked with at Lazio.
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Torino

After 2 seasons without a job, he was linked with a move to England in the vacant manager's post at Crystal Palace..March 2009" style="white-space:nowrap;">[citation needed] This rumours never came to fruition, however he did become the new head coach of Torino on September 7 2006, the 100th anniversary of the team, replacing Gianni De Biasi, fired by chairman Urbano Cairo three days before the start of the new season despite having led the team to instant promotion from Serie B.^ However, Bierhoff was never a success in the German Bundesliga and it was only under Udinese coach Alberto Zaccheroni that Bierhoff found success and won his place and fame in the German national squad.
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^ However, despite dominating possession, the Latvians found it hard to create chances for their new front pair.

^ On June 2 Inter announced on their official website that they had appointed former Chelsea boss José Mourinho as new head coach, with Giuseppe Baresi as his assistant.
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.However, despite a good start, Zaccheroni was not able to bring Torino on the top positions of the league table, and even suffered a worrying sequence of six consecutive defeats which led chairman Cairo to sack him on February 26, 2007 and reinstate De Biasi at the helm of the granata.^ However, after five months in the club, Milan was nowhere near the top five in the league and Terim was sacked for failing to meet the board of directors' expectations.
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^ At the restart, however, the visitors looked more positive and levelled thanks to Andriy Shevchenko who got his 17th league goal of the season in what was a special game for him, as the Ukrainian star was making his two hundred appearance for the club.

^ During the season, Inter went on a record-breaking run of 17 consecutive victories in Serie A, starting on September 25 2006 with a 4-1 home win over Livorno, and ending on February 28, 2007, after a 1-1 draw at home to Udinese.
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Juventus

.On January 29, 2010 he was appointed to replace Ciro Ferrara as head coach of under-crisis Italian club Juventus.^ On June 2 Inter announced on their official website that they had appointed former Chelsea boss José Mourinho as new head coach, with Giuseppe Baresi as his assistant.
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^ During this period with Helenio Herrera as head coach, the club won 3 league championships in 1963, 1965 and 1966.
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He signed a 4 months contract.[1] .On 14 February, 2010 Zaccheroni won for the first time as manager against Genoa by 3-2.[2] His first loss in charge of the team arrived two weeks later, a 0–2 home defeat to Palermo.^ This was also the first time an Italian team won the European Cup.
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^ Two years later they won the Scudetto for the first time, taking the title off Milan.

^ We later lost in both Kazakhstan and Belgium, two unacceptable defeats.
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.He is also guiding Juventus to its 2009–10 UEFA Europa League campaign, after the club failed to qualify to the first knockout round of the 2009–10 UEFA Champions League in December, when still under the tenure of Ferrara.^ They were eliminated from the UEFA Champions League in the first round after finishing 3rd in the group.
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^ This season they have taken advantage of the absence of Juventus, and Milan and Lazio’s points penalties to lead from the front, dropping jut 6 points for their first 13 games, and easily qualifying for the Champions League 2nd round stages with games to spare.

^ The team started well in the league, topping the table from the first round of matches, and also managed to qualify for the Champions League knockout stage; however, a late collapse leading to a 2-0 defeat with 10 men away to Liverpool on February 19 in the Champions League thrwew into question Mancini's future at Inter, and domestic form took a sharp turn of fortune with the team failing to win in the three following Serie A games (drawing with Sampdoria and major league opponents Roma, before losing away to Napoli, their first domestic defeat of the season.
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.In his first game at European level with Juventus, his side defeated 2–1 AFC Ajax in Amsterdam (the return leg then ended 0–0), and then went on to play against Fulham, winning the first leg in good fashion with a 3–1 result.^ The first game played in the stadium was actually a Milan derby, with Inter winning 6-3 in front of a capacity crowd of 35,000.

^ The Nerazzurri host Juventus in the Coppa Italia semi-final return leg on Thursday then entertain Udinese next Sunday in Week 21 of the Serie A .

^ In 1994 it was FC Barcelona who experienced the taste of defeat, after a famous 4-0 win at the hands of the Rossoneri; and in the 1995 finals, Milan were again defeated, this time by Ajax Amsterdam.
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