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.
|Full name||Giuseppe Iachini|
|Date of birth||7 May 1964|
|Place of birth||Ascoli Piceno, Italy|
|Height||1.74 m (5 ft 9 in)|
|2001–2002||Venezia (Director of football)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
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.
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.
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.
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.
Brescia: promotion to Serie A
On 4 October 2009, he was appointed new head coach of Serie B outfit Brescia, replacing Alberto Cavasin. 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; 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.
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. 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.
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.
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, but was sacked once again on 10 March.
He was appointed manager of Udinese on 19 May 2016. He was sacked on 2 October 2016.
On 6 November 2018, he was appointed manager of Empoli, replacing Aurelio Andreazzoli who was sacked the day before. He was sacked on 13 March 2019.
On 23 December 2019, Iachini was unveiled as the new manager of Fiorentina, his former club as a player. He succeeded Vincenzo Montella. On 9 November 2020, Iachini was sacked.
On 24 March 2021, Iachini was rehired as Fiorentina manager after Cesare Prandelli resigned.
|Cesena||1 July 2002||3 June 2003||42||19||14||9||59||34||+25||45.24|
|Vicenza||1 July 2003||1 July 2004||47||12||21||14||49||52||−3||25.53|
|Piacenza||1 July 2004||15 June 2007||134||54||32||48||170||156||+14||40.30|
|Chievo||15 June 2007||3 November 2008||54||25||16||13||84||62||+22||46.30|
|Brescia||4 October 2009||6 December 2010||55||23||12||20||67||64||+3||41.82|
|Brescia||30 January 2011||29 June 2011||16||2||8||6||17||22||−5||12.50|
|Sampdoria||14 November 2011||2 July 2012||31||15||10||6||37||24||+13||48.39|
|Siena||17 December 2012||14 July 2013||22||5||5||12||21||34||−13||22.73|
|Palermo||25 September 2013||10 November 2015||88||40||25||23||121||96||+25||45.45|
|Palermo||15 February 2016||9 March 2016||3||0||1||2||1||8||−7||0.00|
|Udinese||19 May 2016||2 October 2016||8||2||1||5||8||15||−7||25.00|
|Sassuolo||27 November 2017||5 June 2018||26||9||8||9||24||38||−14||34.62|
|Empoli||6 November 2018||13 March 2019||16||4||4||8||24||33||−9||25.00|
|Fiorentina||23 December 2019||9 November 2020||31||12||10||9||45||36||+9||38.71|
|Fiorentina||24 March 2021||Present||10||2||5||3||12||14||−2||20.00|
- "Comunicato Ufficiale N. 148" [Official Press Release No. 148] (PDF). Lega Serie A. 17 January 2020. p. 3. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
- "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.
- "Ufficiale, esonerato Alberto Cavasin" (in Italian). Brescia Calcio. 4 October 2009. Retrieved 4 October 2009.
- "Ufficiale: esonerato Giuseppe Iachini" (in Italian). Brescia Calcio. 6 December 2010. Retrieved 6 December 2010.
- "Ufficiale: esonerato Beretta. Iachini torna alla guida" (in Italian). Brescia Calcio. 30 January 2011. Retrieved 30 January 2011.
- "Iachini è il nuovo tecnico della Sampdoria" (in Italian). Corriere della Sera. 14 November 2011. Retrieved 15 November 2011.
- Palermo: Iachini out, Ballardini in
- Palermo bring back Beppe Iachini in seventh managerial change
- "Official: Andreazzoli back at Empoli". Football Italia. 13 March 2019.
- "L'entraîneur à la casquette Iachini remplace Montella à la Fiorentina". RTBF (in French). 23 December 2019. Retrieved 24 December 2019.
- "OFFICIAL: FIORENTINA ANNOUNCE PRANDELLI". Football Italia. 9 November 2020.
- "Official: Iachini returns to Fiorentina". Football Italia. 24 March 2021.
- "Giuseppe Iachini career sheet". footballdatabase. Retrieved 2 January 2020.