Andrea Manzo

Infobox Football biography
playername = Andrea Manzo


fullname =
dateofbirth = birth date and age|1961|11|5
cityofbirth = Mestre
countryofbirth = Italy
height = Height|m=1.78
nickname =
position = Manager (former midfielder)
currentclub = Parma (youth team coach)
clubnumber =
years = 1978–1979
1979–1980
1980–1981
1981–1982
1982–1983
1983–1987
1987–1989
1989–1990
1990–1992
1992–1993
1993–1995
1995–1997
clubs = Padova
Vicenza
Fiorentina
Sampdoria
Fiorentina
AC Milan
Udinese
Avellino
Casertana
Avellino
Caerano
Mestre
caps(goals) = 19 (0)
02 (1)
14 (1)
25 (3)
19 (0)
47 (0)
60 (4)
20 (0)
60 (3)
14 (0)
48 (3)
64 (1)
manageryears = 2000–2001
2001–2003
2003–2004
2005
2006–2007
2008
managerclubs = Sandonà
Conegliano
Pievigina
Venezia
Portosummaga
Parma (caretaker)
pcupdate = 2008-04-25
ntupdate =

Andrea Manzo (born November 5, 1961 in Mestre) is an Italian football manager and former midfielder.

Career

Playing

Manzo started his professional career in 1978 with Padova. He then played for a number of Serie A and Serie B teams, most notably Fiorentina, AC Milan and Udinese. He then decided to spend his final career years back in his native Veneto, with Caerano and then Mestre, before to retire from active football in 1997.

Coaching

Andrea Manzo started his coaching career in 2000, being appointed at the helm of Serie C2 team Sandonà. He was successively sacked and then reappointed by the club management in a poor season ended with a second consecutive direct relegation. [cite news |url=http://www.calciatori.com/CalciatoriNews.nsf/WebNews/ADFA7CD1B6A7E810C12569EC00372E93?OpenDocument |publisher=Calciatori.com |language=Italian |accessdate=2008-05-12 |date=2001-02-07 |title=SANDONA', IN PANCHINA TORNA MANZO] He then coached amateur Eccellenza team Conegliano the following season, leading them to win the league hands down in his first season and obtaining a fifth place in the club's following Serie D campaign. He then coached Serie D team Pievigina before to join Venezia's managing staff.

Manzo was then successively appointed as caretaker coach during the final days of the "arancioneroverdi"'s Serie B campaign, ended with the club being relegated and then cancelled from football. Successively, Venezia were refounded and started back from Serie C2, with Manzo being appointed as the new club's first boss. [cite news |url=http://ve-sportal.zidev.com/pagine/00001194.html |publisher=VE S-PORTAL |language=Italian |accessdate=2008-05-12 |date=2005-07-23 |title=Presentato il Venezia tutto... «veneziano»] His second personal spell at Venezia however proved not to be lucky, as he was sacked during the season because of poor results.

In 2006 he agreed a contract with Portosummaga of Serie C2, leading his side to a fairly good season. He was successively appointed as youth team coach of Parma.

On May 12, 2008 he was surprisingly instantiated as caretaker coach, replacing Hector Cúper, with the goal to defeat top flight league leaders Internazionale in the Serie A 2007-08's final matchday in order to save the "ducali" from relegation to Serie B, [cite news |url=http://qn.quotidiano.net/2008/05/12/87874-clamoroso_ribaltone_parma.shtml |language=Italian |publisher=Quotidiano Nazionale |title=Clamoroso ribaltone al Parma. Esonerato Cuper, in panchina Manzo |accessdate=2008-05-12 |date=2008-05-12] a goal he failed to achieve as Parma lost 2–0 to the "nerazzurri", returning to Serie B after 18 years in the top flight.

References

External links

* [http://www.footballplus.com/players/6991/Andrea-Manzo.html Career stats] (from footballplus.com)


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