Giuseppe Iachini


Giuseppe Iachini (Italian pronunciation: [dʒuˈzɛppe jaˈkiːni]; born 7 May 1964) is an Italian professional football manager and former player who last managed Serie A club Fiorentina. He played as a midfielder.

Giuseppe Iachini
Personal information
Full name Giuseppe Iachini[1]
Date of birth (1964-05-07) 7 May 1964 (age 57)
Place of birth Ascoli Piceno, Italy
Height 1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)
Position(s) Midfielder
Youth career
Ascoli
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1981–1987 Ascoli 81 (9)
1987–1989 Verona 47 (1)
1989–1994 Fiorentina 126 (2)
1994–1996 Palermo 62 (1)
1996–1997 Ravenna 31 (1)
1997–2000 Venezia 65 (0)
2000–2001 Alessandria 14 (0)
Total 426 (14)
Teams managed
2001–2002 Venezia (Director of football)
2002–2003 Cesena
2003–2004 Vicenza
2004–2007 Piacenza
2007–2008 Chievo
2009–2010 Brescia
2011 Brescia
2011–2012 Sampdoria
2012–2013 Siena
2013–2015 Palermo
2016 Palermo
2016 Udinese
2017–2018 Sassuolo
2018–2019 Empoli
2019–2020 Fiorentina
2021 Fiorentina
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club career


Iachini was born in Ascoli Piceno. He started his playing career at Ascoli, and made his Serie A and professional debut during the 1981–82 season, at the age of 17. He played for Ascoli until 1987, when he signed for Verona.

In 1989, Iachini moved to Fiorentina and played five seasons with the viola, four of them in Serie A. From 1994 to 1996 he played for Palermo of Serie B. After a single Serie B season with Ravenna, in 1997 Iachini transferred to Venezia, where he played for three years, two of them in Serie A. He retired in 2001, after a Serie C1 season with Alessandria.

As a player, he represented the Italy Olympic side at the 1988 Summer Olympics at international level, where they finished in fourth place.

Managerial career


Venezia

Iachini started his coaching career in October 2001, when he was called to coach Venezia of Serie A, despite not being in possession of a coaching license yet. Assisted by "official" head coach Alfredo Magni, Iachini left his position as assistant coach at Piacenza in order to join Venezia, in spite of the Italian football regulation laws, and was successively disqualified for six months because of that. In the end, Venezia were relegated to Serie B.

Cesena

In the 2002–03 season, Iachini coached Cesena of Serie C1, leading his team to a spot in the promotion playoffs.

Vicenza

In the 2003–04 season, Iachini moved at Vicenza, in Serie B, where he managed a team composed mostly by youngsters and led them to a mid-table place.

Piacenza

He coached Piacenza, another Serie B club, from 2004–05 to 2006–07 with good results, including a notable fourth place, only behind Juventus, Napoli and Genoa, in his latest season with the biancorossi.

Chievo Verona: promotion to Serie A

He was announced in June 2007 as new Chievo Verona boss for their 2007–08 Serie B campaign, and successfully led the gialloblu to become league champions and promptly mark their return in the top flight.

On 4 November 2008, following an unimpressive start in the 2008–09 Serie A campaign, and two days after a 3–0 loss to Palermo, Iachini was dismissed from his coaching post by the club management.[2]

Brescia: promotion to Serie A

On 4 October 2009, he was appointed new head coach of Serie B outfit Brescia, replacing Alberto Cavasin.[3] Under his tenure, Brescia ended the regular season in third place, missing automatic promotion in the final game of the season. The team however went back to win the promotion playoffs and claim a place in the 2010–11 Serie A after defeating Torino F.C. in the finals.

After a wave of bad results, resulting on the team's dropdown to the relegation zone near the winter, on 6 December 2010, he was sacked;[4] However, he was called back at the helm of Brescia boss less than two months later, following the dismissal of his successor Mario Beretta on 30 January 2011.[5]

Sampdoria: promotion to Serie A

On 14 November 2011, Iachini was named as the new head coach of Sampdoria, after a disastrous start to the season in Serie B, in place of the sacked Gianluca Atzori.[6] He charged the team, strongly depressed under the psychological profile and in winter market with radically revised to players motivated and adapted to the category. On 9 June 2012 the team, ranked only 6th in the league with an incredible recover, was promoted after playoffs to Serie A defeating Varese in the finals.

Siena

On 17 December 2012, Iachini was appointed the new coach of Siena in Serie A in place of the sacked Serse Cosmi.[7] He left the club by the end of the season.

Palermo

On 25 September 2013, he was announced as new head coach of Palermo, a former team of his as a player, signing a two-year contract and taking over from dismissed Gennaro Gattuso. During his tenure, he succeeded in turning the Sicilians' fortunes and won his personal fourth top flight promotion, guiding Palermo to be crowned Serie B champions on 3 May, five matches before the end of season. He was successively confirmed as Palermo head coach for the upcoming 2014–15 Serie A season. He was sacked on 10 November 2015.[8]

Following a confusing period where Palermo owner Maurizio Zamparini appointed four different managers in a month after the sacking of Davide Ballardini, Iachini returned as manager of the club on 15 February 2016,[9] but was sacked once again on 10 March.[10]

Udinese

He was appointed manager of Udinese on 19 May 2016.[11] He was sacked on 2 October 2016.[12]

Sassuolo

On 27 November 2017, Iachini was named manager of Sassuolo following the sacking of Christian Bucchi.[13] He left the club on 5 June 2018 by mutual consent.[14]

Empoli

On 6 November 2018, he was appointed manager of Empoli, replacing Aurelio Andreazzoli who was sacked the day before.[15] He was sacked on 13 March 2019.[16]

Fiorentina

On 23 December 2019, Iachini was unveiled as the new manager of Fiorentina, his former club as a player. He succeeded Vincenzo Montella.[17] On 9 November 2020, Iachini was sacked.[18]

On 24 March 2021, Iachini was rehired as Fiorentina manager after Cesare Prandelli resigned.[19]

Managerial statistics


As of match played 22 May 2021[20]
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team Nat From To Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Cesena 1 July 2002 3 June 2003 42 19 14 9 59 34 +25 045.24
Vicenza 1 July 2003 1 July 2004 47 12 21 14 49 52 −3 025.53
Piacenza 1 July 2004 15 June 2007 134 54 32 48 170 156 +14 040.30
Chievo 15 June 2007 3 November 2008 54 25 16 13 84 62 +22 046.30
Brescia 4 October 2009 6 December 2010 55 23 12 20 67 64 +3 041.82
Brescia 30 January 2011 29 June 2011 16 2 8 6 17 22 −5 012.50
Sampdoria 14 November 2011 2 July 2012 31 15 10 6 37 24 +13 048.39
Siena 17 December 2012 14 July 2013 22 5 5 12 21 34 −13 022.73
Palermo 25 September 2013 10 November 2015 88 40 25 23 121 96 +25 045.45
Palermo 15 February 2016 9 March 2016 3 0 1 2 1 8 −7 000.00
Udinese 19 May 2016 2 October 2016 8 2 1 5 8 15 −7 025.00
Sassuolo 27 November 2017 5 June 2018 26 9 8 9 24 38 −14 034.62
Empoli 6 November 2018 13 March 2019 16 4 4 8 24 33 −9 025.00
Fiorentina 23 December 2019 9 November 2020 31 12 10 9 45 36 +9 038.71
Fiorentina 24 March 2021 Present 10 2 5 3 12 14 −2 020.00
Total 583 224 172 187 739 688 +51 038.42

References


  1. "Comunicato Ufficiale N. 148" [Official Press Release No. 148] (PDF). Lega Serie A. 17 January 2020. p. 3. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
  2. "LA SQUADRA AFFIDATA A DOMENICO DI CARLO. OGGI ALLE 14 LA PRESENTAZIONE" (in Italian). AC ChievoVerona. 4 November 2008. Archived from the original on 2 March 2009. Retrieved 4 November 2008.
  3. "Ufficiale, esonerato Alberto Cavasin" (in Italian). Brescia Calcio. 4 October 2009. Retrieved 4 October 2009.
  4. "Ufficiale: esonerato Giuseppe Iachini" (in Italian). Brescia Calcio. 6 December 2010. Retrieved 6 December 2010.
  5. "Ufficiale: esonerato Beretta. Iachini torna alla guida" (in Italian). Brescia Calcio. 30 January 2011. Retrieved 30 January 2011.
  6. "Iachini è il nuovo tecnico della Sampdoria" (in Italian). Corriere della Sera. 14 November 2011. Retrieved 15 November 2011.
  7. http://m.lanazione.it/siena/sport/calcio/2012/12/17/818101-cosmi-esonerato-serse-siena-calcio-serie-a.shtml
  8. Palermo: Iachini out, Ballardini in
  9. Palermo bring back Beppe Iachini in seventh managerial change
  10. http://www.football-italia.net/81069/official-palermo-appoint-novellino
  11. http://www.football-italia.net/84559/official-udinese-appoint-iachini
  12. http://www.football-italia.net/92400/official-udinese-sack-iachini
  13. http://www.football-italia.net/113436/official-sassuolo-appoint-iachini
  14. https://www.football-italia.net/122469/official-iachini-leaves-sassuolo
  15. https://www.football-italia.net/130320/official-iachini-empoli
  16. "Official: Andreazzoli back at Empoli". Football Italia. 13 March 2019.
  17. "L'entraîneur à la casquette Iachini remplace Montella à la Fiorentina". RTBF (in French). 23 December 2019. Retrieved 24 December 2019.
  18. "OFFICIAL: FIORENTINA ANNOUNCE PRANDELLI". Football Italia. 9 November 2020.
  19. "Official: Iachini returns to Fiorentina". Football Italia. 24 March 2021.
  20. "Giuseppe Iachini career sheet". footballdatabase. Retrieved 2 January 2020.