14 Facts About Alberto Malesani


Alberto Malesani is an Italian football manager and former player.


Alberto Malesani retired from playing football at the age of 24, and worked at Canon in Amsterdam, where he studied the Ajax Amsterdam total football training methods.


Alberto Malesani left Chievo in 1997, after three impressive Serie B seasons and a narrowly missed promotion in the Serie A league in order to become Fiorentina's boss, in what was his first stint in the Italian top flight.


Alberto Malesani was appointed coach of Udinese in January 2007, as replacement for Giovanni Galeone.


On 19 June 2011, Genoa officially announced that Alberto Malesani would be the new first team head coach.


Alberto Malesani returned to Genoa on 2 April 2012, taking over from Pasquale Marino who had previously replaced him only to be sacked a few months later.


On 5 February 2013, Alberto Malesani was appointed as the manager of Palermo.


However, after three matches in charge, on 24 February 2013 Alberto Malesani was relieved from his duties as the manager.


On 29 January 2014, it was announced Alberto Malesani had agreed to take over as new manager of Serie A team Sassuolo.


Alberto Malesani's behaviour was criticized, but Malesani fought back during Monica Vanali's post-match interview, arguing about his colleagues using stock phrases, claiming his managerial wins and defending his conduct, which he had anticipated to the opponent's manager Gigi Delneri.


In particular, Alberto Malesani claimed that small teams have no protection in Serie A and big teams take advantage of that.


Alberto Malesani was left surprised and deeply embittered, especially because the discussion had immediately focused on off-the-pitch topics.


Alberto Malesani then reminded that Mezzaroma had said good things about him and that he was doing everything he could for the team, underlining the upsides of the draw.


On 1 December 2011, Alberto Malesani got very annoyed by the journalists calling him "mollo".