Corrado Verdelli

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Corrado Verdelli
Personal information
Date of birth (1963-09-30) 30 September 1963 (age 55)
Place of birth Lodi, Italy
Height 1.82 m (5 ft 11 12 in)
Playing position Defender
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1983 Fanfulla 0 (0)
1984–1986 Oltrepò 56 (15)
1986–1990 Internazionale 47 (0)
1987–1988 Monza (loan) 32 (1)
1990–1997 Cremonese 204 (1)
1997–1998 Fanfulla 29 (1)
Teams managed
1999–2001 Fanfulla
2003 Internazionale (caretaker)
2004 Ternana
2006 Cremonese
2008–2009 Voghera
2009–2010 Pontisola
2010–2011 Monza
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Corrado Verdelli (born 30 September 1963 in Lodi) is an Italian professional football coach and a former player.

Playing career

Verdelli started his senior career with amateur club Oltrepò. In 1986, he was signed by Internazionale, but then sent on loan to Monza in 1987; in his season with Monza, he provided a key contribution to the club's historical promotion to Serie B, and was subsequently awarded with a place in the main Internazionale roster for the 1988–89 season. During that season, Verdelli played mostly as a backup, appearing twenty times in the Giovanni Trapattoni-led team that won the Serie A title with just two defeats. In 1990, he left Internazionale for Cremonese, where he played for seven consecutive seasons, became a mainstay and one of the most recognizable footballers of the Grigiorossi team that played in the top flight for four years. He retired in 1998 after a lone season with minor league team Fanfulla.

Coaching career

In 1999 Verdelli started a coaching career as head of Fanfulla until 2001. He was successively appointed youth coach of Internazionale, winning a Campionato Nazionale Primavera and a Torneo di Viareggio. In 2003, he was named assistant to Héctor Cúper, and served as caretaker for a spare week after the Argentine's dismissal.

In 2004 Verdelli was appointed head coach of Serie B club Ternana, but was replaced by Giovanni Vavassori a few weeks later. He then served as head coach also at Cremonese and Voghera, still with little luck. He successively worked as head coach of amateurs Pontisola in the 2009–2010 Serie D season, leading the club to third place. His return to professional coaching happened in the following season, as he was appointed boss of bottom-placed Lega Pro Prima Divisione club Monza in November 2010;[1] Verdelli however failed to drive the club out of the relegation zone and found himself again in last place a few weeks before the end of the season, being consequently removed from his coaching duties on 30 March 2011.[2]

Honours

Player

Inter

References

  1. ^ "Pro 1: Verdelli nuovo tecnico del Monza" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 20 November 2010. Retrieved 29 June 2011.
  2. ^ "UFFICIALE: Monza, via Verdelli. Arriva Motta" (in Italian). TuttoMercatoWeb. 30 March 2011. Retrieved 29 June 2011.

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