Moreno Longo


Moreno Longo (born 14 February 1976) is an Italian football manager and former football player. He is currently the manager of Serie B club Alessandria.

Moreno Longo
Longo as manager of Frosinone in 2017
Personal information
Full name Moreno Longo[1]
Date of birth (1976-02-14) 14 February 1976 (age 45)
Place of birth Grugliasco, Italy
Position(s) Full-back
Club information
Current team
Alessandria (head coach)
Youth career
19??–1987 Lascaris
1987–1994 Torino
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1994–1997 Torino 31 (0)
1997–1999 Lucchese 68 (1)
1999–2003 Chievo 29 (0)
2003 Cagliari 2 (0)
2003–2004 Teramo 5 (0)
2004–2005 Pro Vercelli 23 (1)
2005–2006 Alessandria 17 (0)
Total 175 (2)
National team
1993 Italy U18 1 (0)
1996 Italy U21 2 (0)
Teams managed
2007–2008 Filadelfia Paradiso (Giovanissimi Regionali)
2008–2009 Canavese (Giovanissimi Nazionale)
2009–2012 Torino (Allievi Nazionale)
2012–2016 Torino (Primavera)
2016–2017 Pro Vercelli
2017–2018 Frosinone
2020 Torino
2021– Alessandria
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Club career


Moreno began his playing career with Lascaris youth team before moving to Torino in 1987, with whom he made his debut in Serie A in 1994–95 during a 5-1 defeat against A.C. Milan.

In the same year, he won the prestigious Torneo di Viareggio with the primavera, before earning two more caps for the first team in subsequent years. Between 1995–96, he collected 11 appearances in Serie A for the granata which culminated with the third ever relegation of the club into Serie B. He played 18 times for the club in the cadets, but was also involved in the Torneo di Viareggio as part of the youth team, lost in the final against A.S. Bari.

In August 1997, he signed with Lucchese, again in Serie B (on loan initially). He stayed there for two seasons playing as a starter until the relegation of 1999. At the beginning of 1999–00, he wore the captain's armband for the provincial Tuscan side. Then, in September, he moved in co-ownership to Chievo.

He remained there until 2002 and was part of the team that earned the club's first promotion to Serie A in 2001. That season, Moreno was seriously injured and his appearances were limited to just 12. The following season, he never took to the field due to the effects of the injury.

In January 2003, he was loaned to Cagliari. In Sardinia, he returned to the field after a two-year stop, disputing all of 2 games in April, before returning to Chievo; where he was transferred indefinitely to Teramo in Serie C1. He played 5 times for the Abruzzi, however, in August 2004 he was attacked by ultras and left the team.

He continued his career in Serie C2 with Pro Vercelli and Alessandria, ending his career at age 30.

International career


In September 1996, he was called up to the Italy U-21 team for the first time,[2] in which he collected two appearances.

Managerial career


Early career

He began his managerial career in 2007 with the Giovanissimi Nazionale of Filadelfia Paradiso, and led them to a regional title. The following year, he moved to Canavese, and achieved qualification for the knockout phase of the national championship in the same age group.[3][4]

In 2009, he returned to Torino as the manager of the Allievi Nazionali, and in 2012, he became the manager of the Primavera squad.[5][6] In the 2013–14 season, his squad finished as runners-up in the Campionato Nazionale Primavera, after losing the final 4–3 on penalties to Chievo.[7] The following season, he led Torino to their ninth Primavera title, and their first since the 1991–92 season, after defeating Lazio on penalties. In 2015, he also won the Supercoppa Primavera against Lazio.

Pro Vercelli

On 8 June 2016, he became the new manager of Pro Vercelli in Serie B, with whom he signed a two-year contract.[8] In his first season at Vercelli, he achieved safety from relegation in the penultimate round of the season. On 14 June 2017, he mutually agreed to end his contract with Pro Vercelli.

Frosinone

On 14 June 2017, he was appointed coach of Frosinone.[9] After missing on automatic promotion to Parma on the final matchday of the 2017–18 Serie B season, he won the promotion playoffs, defeating Palermo in a two-legged final, thus bringing back Frosinone to Serie A after a two-year absence.[10] He was sacked on 19 December 2018.[11]

Torino

On 4 February 2020, Longo signed with his former club Torino.[12] He guided the club until the end of the club's Serie A campaign, and was not confirmed for the next season.

Alessandria

On 22 January 2021, Longo accepted the manager's job at Serie C club Alessandria, another former team of his as a player, signing a 2.5-year contract.[13] Under his tenure, he guided Alessandria to second place in the Girone A group, then winning the national playoff phase after defeating Calcio Padova on penalties in a two-legged final and ensuring the Grigi a Serie B spot for the first time in 45 years.[14]

Managerial statistics


As of match played 17 June 2021[15]
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team From To Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Pro Vercelli 8 June 2016 14 June 2017 44 11 19 14 39 50 −11 025.00
Frosinone 14 June 2017 19 December 2018 65 22 22 21 84 91 −7 033.85
Torino 4 February 2020 2 August 2020 16 3 4 9 20 29 −9 018.75
Alessandria 22 January 2021 Present 25 13 7 5 28 15 +13 052.00
Total 150 49 52 49 171 185 −14 032.67

Honours


Club

Torino

Managerial

Torino

References


  1. "Comunicato Ufficiale N. 233" [Official Press Release No. 233] (PDF). Lega Serie A. 23 May 2016. p. 3. Retrieved 6 December 2020.
  2. Longo, da Sandreani a Maldini, La Stampa, 28 settembre 1996, pag.32
  3. Al Canavese situazione ancora in alto mare, La Sentinella del Canavese, 29 maggio 2008, pag.36
  4. I Giovanissimi di Longo superano il Novara e accedono alla fase finale, La Sentinella del Canavese, 30 aprile 2009, pag.28
  5. Saraga a Parigi con la Nazionale Under 16 Archived 13 April 2013 at archive.today Torinofc.it
  6. Settore Giovanile: arriva Bava, Longo promosso in Primavera Archived 24 September 2015 at the Wayback Machine Infotoro.it
  7. "Regolamento del Campionato Primavera TIM 2012/2013 – "Trofeo Giacinto Facchetti"" (PDF). legaseriea.it (in Italian). Lega Nazionale Professionisti Serie A. 13 July 2012. Retrieved 29 January 2014.
  8. http://www.fcprovercelli.it/news/prima-squadra/prima-squadra-news/1810-ufficiale-moreno-longo-nuovo-allenatore-dei-leoni.html%5B%5D
  9. http://www.fcprovercelli.it/risoluzione-consensuale-contratto-mister-moreno-longo%5B%5D
  10. "Frosinone promoted to Serie A!". Football Italia. 16 June 2018.
  11. "Official: Frosinone sack Longo". Football Italia. 19 December 2018.
  12. "UFFICIALE: Torino, Moreno Longo nuovo allenatore granata". Retrieved 4 February 2020.
  13. "MORENO LONGO È IL NUOVO ALLENATORE DELL'ALESSANDRIA" (Press release). Alessandria. 22 January 2021. Retrieved 22 January 2021.
  14. "Alessandria-Padova 5-4 ai rigori: i Grigi tornano in B dopo 46 anni". Sky Sport. 19 June 2021. Retrieved 20 June 2021.
  15. "Moreno Longo career sheet". footballdatabase. footballdatabase. Retrieved 22 February 2020.