Giancarlo Corradini

Giancarlo Corradini
Personal information
Date of birth (1961-02-24) 24 February 1961
Place of birth Sassuolo, Italy
Height 1.82 m (6 ft 0 in)
Playing position Coach (former centre back)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1978 Sassuolo 21 (0)
1978–1980 Genoa 14 (0)
1980–1982 Reggiana 66 (2)
1982–1988 Torino 146 (6)
1988–1994 Napoli 173 (2)
Teams managed
2007 Juventus (caretaker)
2007 Venezia
2008–2009 Cuneo

* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Giancarlo Corradini (born 24 February 1961 in Sassuolo, Province of Modena) is an Italian football manager and former defender.



Corradini started his career in his native Sassuolo, before moving to Genoa in 1978 and Reggiana in 1980. From 1982 to 1988 he then played for Torino. In 1988 he left the granata to join Napoli, where he won a Serie A championship title in 1990, a UEFA Cup in 1989 and an Italian Super Cup in 1990. He retired from playing football in 1994.


Following his retirement from playing football, Corradini became a youth team coach. He joined Juventus in 1999;[1] in 2001, following the appointment of Marcello Lippi, he entered into the first team coaching staff[2] and in 2004 he was finally appointed as Fabio Capello's first assistant coach. Following the departure of Capello, he was confirmed beside new head coach Didier Deschamps for the Serie B debut season for the bianconeri. In May 2007, following disputes between Deschamps and the club management that convinced the Frenchman to resign from his post, Corradini was appointed caretaker coach of Juventus for the two final matches of the season, with Juventus already crowned as Serie B champions. In his first press conference, he introduced himself as a "little Mourinho" because he worked for and learnt from several top-rated football managers.[3] In his tenure as Juventus caretaker, Corradini did not achieve a single point, with Juventus losing to relegation-battling sides Bari and Spezia. The day before the final match, lost 3–2 at home to Spezia, he announced he was going to leave Juventus, citing his intention to find a full-time head coaching position.[4] On 24 June 2007 he was successively announced as new head coach of Serie C1 club Venezia.[5] He was however sacked two months later, on 30 August, after a 2–1 away loss to Cremonese in the second Serie C1 league matchday.[6]

On November 2008, Corradini accepted to fill the vacant head coaching post at Serie D club Cuneo,[7] which led to escape relegation at the end of the 2008–09 season. He left Cuneo on June 2009.

In July 2012, Corradini was appointed assistant coach at Watford under their new manager Gianfranco Zola.[8] He left in July 2013.


  1. "". Archived from the original on 30 September 2007. Retrieved 2007-06-24.
  2. (Italian)
  3. Football Italia (30 May 2007). "New Juve boss 'a mini-Mourinho'". Archived from the original on 1 June 2007. Retrieved 2007-06-24.
  4. Football Italia (9 June 2007). "Corradini ends Juve career". Archived from the original on 1 June 2007. Retrieved 2007-06-24.
  5. TuttoMercatoWeb (24 June 2007). "UFFICIALE: Corradini è il nuovo tecnico del Venezia" (in Italian). Retrieved 2007-06-24.
  6. TuttoMercatoWeb (30 August 2007). "UFFICIALE: Corradini esonerato dal Venezia" (in Italian). Retrieved 2007-09-08.
  7. "Presentato il nuovo allenatore Giancarlo Corradini" (in Italian). AC Cuneo 1905. 11 November 2008. Retrieved 2009-02-27.
  8. Watford confirm arrival of eight new members of staff, Watford Observer, retrieved 2012-07-19
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