Marcello Lippi - football in Italian
Marcello Lippi is a famous Italian football player of the last century and a no less famous football coach of the new one. As a player, he became famous for defending the colors of Sampdoria, for which he played 11 seasons in the libero position. For the Genoese defender 5 times different goals.
As a coach, Lippi started in the fifth professional division of Italy. The new specialist received a modest "Pontedera." Then there were “Siena” and “Carrarese”, which, under the leadership of Lippi, rose to Serie B. following the 1988-1989 season. It was at this point that the young coach attracted the attention of the bosses of the clubs of the main Italian championship, A. Marcello Lippi was offered to head the outsider And "Cesena." The coach coped with the task and managed to maintain a residence permit for the “sea horses” in the elite. However, the possibilities of a small club remained at the same level, but on the same enthusiasm, without buying quality players, you will not get far.A year later, “Cesena” predictably went to Serie B, and with it left the top division and Marcello Lippi. The photo of the trainer appeared a few days later in sports newspapers. This time it was a question of appointing him to the coaching post of the middle peasant of series B - “Lucchese”.
In many European championships there is the concept of "team-elevator". It is usually the name given to teams who, from year to year, either go up to the Higher League, then go down a step again. A kind of swing could be observed in relation to Marcello Lippi. He then rose to Serie A with Cesena, then he went back to Lukezze. Then he returned again, but this time in the role of Atalanta’s mentor from Bergamo. In 1993, a modest club climbed to the previously inaccessible seventh place in the elite division, after which Lippi received an invitation from the much better-known Napoli.
The next 10 years, Don Marcello coached only Italian football clubs, and his high-profile list included such big names as Internazionale and Juventus. With the latter, by the way, Lippi, in addition to domestic trophies, won the most prestigious European Cup - the Champions League.
Italy team and complex character
Marcello Lippi is often accused of having the strongest footballers on the planet, while working with the national team, because of his difficult character, he failed to create a favorable atmosphere in the national team's dressing room. Despite the fact that he managed to finish in first place in the selection for the 2006 World Cup, and after that won the tournament altogether, the coach was forced to leave work with the national team due to a scandal. His second coming to the Italian national team will happen in 2008, but soon “Squadra Azzurra” will fail the group stage of the 2010 World Cup and will not be able to leave the simple group. Without waiting for the end of the championship, Lippi resigned.
During the management of the national team, an experienced coach managed to spoil relations with almost half of the players. Among the "victims" were such famous players as Roberto Baggio, Christian Panucci, Luca Toni. According to one of the players who played for Bari, Milan, Sampdoria and other clubs, Antonio Cassano, as long as Marcello Lippi remains at the helm of the Italian national team, the footballer is unlikely to get there even as a reserve composition.
From October 22, 2016, the coach will lead the Chinese team.