Gian Piero Gasperini

Gasperini (2008)

Gian Piero Gasperini ( born January 26, 1958 in Grugliasco, Italy ) is an Italian football coach and former football player.

  • 2.1 As a player
  • 2.2 As a coach


Career as a player

His football career began in 1976 Gasperini for the Italian top club Juventus. He then went on for several Italian clubs, but without notable success to celebrate. For most of his career spent in Gasperini teams in Serie B, sometimes even in Serie C. In Pescara Calcio, however, he also played two seasons in Serie A.

Career as Trainier

Gasperini began his coaching career at Juventus, where he was active in the youth field in 1994. In the 2003 /04 season, he took over as coach in the Italian third division club FC Crotone, which he led in his first season in the B series. In Crotone remained Gasperini, with a break of a few months, until June 2006.

He then moved to the ambitious Premier League rivals Genoa. Even with his new team succeeded Gasperini in his first season of ascent. Genoa has established immediately in Serie A under Gasperinis line: The 2007/ 08 ended the " Rossoblu " at the 10th place in the table, the 2008/09 season even in 5th place, bringing Genoa qualified for the Europa League. In this, however, you failed already in the group stage. While Gasperinis time at Genoa called him Jose Mourinho, then successful coach at Inter Milan, his " tactical greatest adversary. "

In the 2009/10 season, however, there was a break in the team: performers such as Diego Milito and Thiago Motta left the " Rossoblu " and could not be replaced equivalent despite large investments. The season ended Genoa at the 9th place in the table. After Genoa, despite well-known reinforcements such as Luca Toni or Rafinha was disappointing start to the season 2010/ 11, Gasperini was dismissed in November 2010.

In June 2011 it was announced that new coach Gasperini at Inter Milan is where he was not, however, the first choice of top Italian club. In the Milanese Gasperini became the successor of Leonardo, who held the coaching job at Inter only for half a year. According to media reports Gasperini signed with the Nerazzurri a two year contract and should earn 1.2 million euros per season.

His first competitive game as coach of Inter Gasperini graduated 6 August 2011 against AC Milan in the match for the Italian Super Cup, which was lost with 1:2. Having lost four of the first five games of his team and only one ended in a draw, Gasperini was fired after a defeat against promoted Novara Calcio on 21 September 2011.

After three days of the 2012/13 season Gasperini replaced the hapless Giuseppe Sannino as head coach of Palermo, but was dismissed after nine league games without a win on February 4, 2013. He was succeeded by Alberto Malesani. This, however, was released after three draws in three games on 25 February 2013. Gasperini then returned to the dugout Palermo, but was released 11 March 2013 for the second time in five weeks. He was replaced by Giuseppe Sannino, who still coached the club early in the season. Gasperini himself returned in September 2013 after three years as head coach back to Genoa.


As a player

  • Finals of the Coppa Italia: 1978/79
  • Championship Series B: 1986/87

As a coach

  • Rise from the series C into Serie B: 2003 /04
  • Rise of the series B in the Serie A 2006/ 07