Andrea Mandorlini


Andrea Mandorlini (born 17 July 1960) is an Italian football manager and former defender who is currently the manager of Padova.

Andrea Mandorlini
Andrea Mandorlini in 2015
Personal information
Full name Andrea Mandorlini[1]
Date of birth (1960-07-17) 17 July 1960 (age 60)
Place of birth Ravenna, Italy
Height 1.79 m (5 ft 10 in)
Position(s) Defender
Club information
Current team
Padova (head coach)
Youth career
Ravenna
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1978–1980 Torino 27 (0)
1980–1981 Atalanta 34 (1)
1981–1984 Ascoli 73 (5)
1984–1991 Internazionale 180 (9)
1991–1993 Udinese 42 (2)
Total 356 (17)
National team
1980 Italy U21 1 (0)
Teams managed
1993–1994 Manzanese
1998–1999 Triestina
1999–2002 Spezia
2002–2003 Vicenza
2003–2004 Atalanta
2005–2006 Bologna
2006–2007 Padova
2007 Siena
2008–2009 Sassuolo
2009–2010 CFR Cluj
2010–2015 Hellas Verona
2017 Genoa
2018 Cremonese
2020– Padova
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Playing career


Mandorlini made his playing debut on 4 February 1979 with Torino. He left Torino in 1980 to join then-Serie B team Atalanta. After three seasons with Ascoli from 1981 to 1984, he signed for Inter, where he played until 1991. With the nerazzurri jersey, he won a Serie A championship (scudetto) in 1989 and a UEFA Cup in 1991. After two seasons with Udinese from 1991 to 1993, he announced his retirement from playing football.

Managing career


After his retirement, Mandorlini became coach of Serie D side Manzanese in 1993, but did not manage to save them from relegation. He then was in office at Ravenna as assistant manager until 1998, when he became head coach of Serie C2 team U.S. Triestina Calcio. He then joined Spezia from 1999 to 2002, winning Serie C2 at his first season and narrowly missing promotion to Serie B in 2002. After an eighth place with Vicenza in their 2002–03 Serie B campaign, he joined Atalanta and led them to promotion to Serie A. He stayed at Atalanta for the 2003–04 campaign too, but was sacked soon after the season start.

In January 2006, he was appointed at the helm of Serie B team Bologna, but was fired two months later. In December 2006, he joined Padova of Serie C1, leading them from the relegation zone to the battle for a spot in the promotion playoffs, then narrowly missed. In June 2007 he was announced as Siena boss in the 2007–08 Serie A, only to be sacked on 12 November after a poor start to the season.

In July 2008 he was announced as new head coach of newly promoted Serie B side Sassuolo.[2] He guided the neroverdi through their debut season in the Italian second tier, leading Sassuolo to an impressive seventh place. He left Sassuolo by mutual consent in June 2009.[3]

In November 2009 he was announced as new head coach of Romanian Liga I club CFR Cluj.[4]

On 15 May 2010, Mandorlini guided CFR Cluj to a double: their second Romanian national title and the Romanian Cup as the first major managerial success in his career.

On 15 September 2010, Andrea Mandorlini was sacked by CFR Cluj due to a poor start in the season; his dismissal was announced only days before his UEFA Champions League debut against FC Basel.[5] On 9 November 2010 he was announced as new head coach of Lega Pro Prima Divisione fallen giants Verona, as a replacement for dismissed boss Giuseppe Giannini.[6]

His contract with Verona was renewed until 2014 on 11 October 2011.[7] In his Verona stint, Mandolini succeeded in winning two promotions, bringing the team back to Serie A from the third tier, and maintaining it in a safe mid-table position throughout their 2013–14 comeback season in the top flight. On 30 November 2015, Mandorlini was sacked by Hellas after five years in charge and as the longest-serving Serie A coach at that time.[8]

On 19 February 2017, Mandorlini returned into management as new head coach of Serie A club Genoa in place of Ivan Jurić, signing a one-and-a-half-year contract.[9] On 10 April, Mandorlini was sacked and Jurić was reinstated.[10]

He was hired as manager of Serie B club Cremonese on 24 April 2018.[11] He was dismissed on 4 November 2018 following a negative start to the 2018–19 Serie B campaign.[12]

On 20 January 2020, he returned to Padova in Serie C.[13]

Personal life


Mandorlini has two sons: Davide and Matteo Mandorlini. Andrea's brother, Paolo, died in a car accident in 2013.[14]

Managerial statistics


As of 13 June 2021
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team Nat From To Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Triestina 17 September 1998 15 June 1999 36 16 15 5 53 32 +21 044.44
Spezia 15 June 1999 6 June 2002 134 74 41 19 196 100 +96 055.22
Vicenza 6 June 2002 10 June 2003 47 18 16 13 73 63 +10 038.30
Atalanta 10 June 2003 6 December 2004 67 24 28 15 88 66 +22 035.82
Bologna 9 November 2005 5 March 2006 17 5 7 5 17 19 −2 029.41
Padova 18 December 2006 3 June 2007 18 9 4 5 19 12 +7 050.00
Siena 12 June 2007 12 November 2007 13 1 6 6 13 20 −7 007.69
Sassuolo 7 July 2008 10 June 2009 45 17 16 12 63 53 +10 037.78
CFR Cluj 15 November 2009 12 September 2010 35 17 10 8 42 34 +8 048.57
Hellas Verona 9 November 2010 30 November 2015 216 92 61 63 307 276 +31 042.59
Genoa 19 February 2017 10 April 2017 6 1 1 4 3 11 −8 016.67
Cremonese 24 April 2018 4 November 2018 16 3 9 4 20 16 +4 018.75
Padova 20 January 2020 Present 54 31 12 11 90 41 +49 057.41
Total 704 308 226 170 984 743 +241 043.75

Honours


Player

Inter

Manager

Spezia

CFR Cluj

References


  1. "Comunicato Ufficiale N. 174" [Official Press Release No. 174] (PDF) (in Italian). Lega Serie A. 10 March 2015. p. 5. Retrieved 11 December 2020.
  2. "Andrea Mandorlini è il nuovo allenatore del Sassuolo Calcio" (in Italian). US Sassuolo Calcio. 7 July 2008. Archived from the original on 22 July 2010. Retrieved 7 July 2008.
  3. "Sassuolo: Mandorlini se ne va" (in Italian). ANSA. 10 June 2009. Retrieved 10 June 2009. [dead link]
  4. "Bun venit, Andrea Mandorlini!" (in Romanian). CFR Cluj. 15 November 2009. Archived from the original on 19 November 2009. Retrieved 16 November 2009.
  5. "Mandorlini-Cluj: l'idillio è finito" (in Italian). La Stampa. 13 September 2010. Archived from the original on 3 September 2012. Retrieved 25 November 2010.
  6. "Verona, è Mandorlini il nuovo tecnico" (in Italian). Corriere dello Sport – Stadio. 9 November 2010. Archived from the original on 13 October 2012. Retrieved 25 November 2010.
  7. "Definito il rinnovo per Andrea Mandorlini". Hellas Verona FC (in Italian). 11 October 2011. Retrieved 29 October 2011.
  8. "Verona, esonerato Mandorlini. In arrivo Corini" (in Italian). Corriere dello Sport – Stadio. 30 November 2015. Retrieved 1 December 2015.
  9. "GENOA CFC – COMUNICATO STAMPA" (in Italian). Genoa CFC. 19 February 2017. Archived from the original on 20 February 2017. Retrieved 20 February 2017.
  10. http://www.football-italia.net/100915/official-genoa-reinstate-juric
  11. "ANDREA MANDORLINI NUOVO TECNICO DELLA PRIMA SQUADRA" (in Italian). Cremonese. 24 April 2018.
  12. "UFFICIALE: Cremonese, esonerato Mandorlini" (in Italian). TuttoMercatoWeb. 4 November 2018. Retrieved 4 November 2018.
  13. "Andrea Mandorlini è il nuovo allenatore del Calcio Padova" (Press release) (in Italian). Padova. 20 January 2020.
  14. "Lutto per la famiglia Mandorlini" (in Italian). A.C. Rimini 1912. 8 April 2013. Retrieved 29 September 2015.

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