Alberto Zaccheroni (* March 1, 1953 in Meldola, Emilia -Romagna ) is an Italian football coach. Zaccheroni is known for his tactical 3-4-3.
Alberto Zaccheronis footballer career was relatively short. At the age of 30 he moved into coaching business. He began his career at Cosenza. He then trained in Riccione, San Lazzaro, Baracca, Venezia, Bologna FC, before he went back to Cosenza.
His first major success was the rise with Udinese in the Serie A (1997 /98). Zaccheroni led the club to third place in Serie A and qualified as Udinese in the UEFA Cup. Zaccheronis great success with Udinese attracted the attention of AC Milan, who signed him in the summer of 1998 as a coach. With him, also Oliver Bierhoff went to the change from Friuli in the capital of Lombardy. 2001 Zaccheroni was replaced by Cesare Maldini at Milan.
A few months later jumped Alberto Zaccheroni for a Dino Zoff at Lazio. After many defeats, such as against city rivals AS Roma (1:5), he was replaced by Roberto Mancini.
As of September 7, 2006 Zaccheroni coached FC Turin. On 26 February 2007, after seven defeats in the last eight games, Zaccheroni was sacked from the relegation-threatened club.
On 29 January 2010 Zaccheroni was head coach of Juventus. He succeeded Ciro Ferrara, closed the 2009/10 season with the people of Turin in seventh place from the end of season and left the club after his contract expired and was not renewed.
Since August 2010, he coached the Japanese national soccer team.
Success as a coach
- Italian Champion: 1999 with AC Milan.
- Football Coach of the Year in Italy: 1999.
- Chosen to best coach in Serie A ( in the election take all club coach in Serie A in part ): 1998, 1999.
- Asian champions: 2011 with Japan.