Christian Damiano

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Christian Damiano (born 9 March 1950) is a French football coach who has worked extensively in England in recent years.

Damiano had a career as a player, playing mostly for OGC Nice. 1964-74

As a coach Damiano worked for over nine years as director of OGC Nice academie and coach first team 1974-83, manager St.Raphael 1983-86 and,various roles at the French Football Federation, coach at Clairefontaine 1986-92 including as coach with Gérard Houllier in France's triumph at the 1996 edition of the European Under-19 Football Championship. and with national first team (Roger Lemerre) 1998-99 He also spent time coaching at OGC Nice. (director of académie and manager first team)1999-00

He first came to England in 2000 when he was appointed assistant to Jean Tigana at Fulham F.C. and remained at the club until Tigana's departure in 2003. He then returned to work alongside Houllier again, this time as a coach at Liverpool F.C., although he departed along with the manager in 2004. He was soon appointed to assist Steve Wigley at Southampton F.C.. He was briefly linked with the manager's job of the Australian national team,[1] although he ultimately lost out to Guus Hiddink. Damiano since been appointed technical assistant to Claudio Ranieri, first at Parma 2007, after Juventus, 2007-09 then at A.S. Roma 2009-11.[2] and most recently F.C. Internazionale Milano (2011–12)

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