Nevio Orlandi

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Nevio Orlandi
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Personal information
Date of birth (1954-01-30) January 30, 1954 (age 60)
Place of birth Casalmaggiore, Italy
Playing position Manager (former right back)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
197?–198? Akragas
1982–1983 Licata[1]
Teams managed
Potenza
Maglie
2003–2004 Vittoria
2008 Reggina
2009 Reggina
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Nevio Orlandi (born January 30, 1954 in Casalmaggiore, Province of Cremona)[2] is an Italian football (soccer) manager, who last served as head coach of Serie A side Reggina.

Career[edit]

Playing[edit]

Orlandi spent his career playing for several amateur teams, notably playing with Akragas throughout the 1970s and the 1980s, and being nicknamed l'agricoltore (the peasant) because of his particular running style.[3]

Coaching[edit]

After a short experience working as youth team coach for Vicenza, Orlandi joined Reggina in 1989, becoming their Allievi Nazionali (16-year-old youngsters) head coach, being then promoted at the helm of the Primavera (main youth team roster) soon later,[4] and successively serving as assistant manager to Franco Colomba during the amaranto's 2000–2001 campaign. Later on he had a few other experiences at the helm of amateur teams Potenza and Maglie, and, more notably, with Vittoria, where he won the Serie C2 playoffs in 2004 and headed the Sicilian team during the first five weeks of the following season, in Serie C1.[5] He then returned at Reggina, where he served as youth team coach, and then as club scout for Latin America.

On March 3, 2008 he was appointed to replace Renzo Ulivieri at the helm of Reggina's first team.[6] During his stint as first team coach, results dramatically improved and Reggina managed to mathematically save themselves from relegation in advance of one week.

He was confirmed at the helm of Reggina for the 2008–09 season. In his second season as Reggina coach, the team struggled to achieve positive results, and this ultimately led to Orlandi being dismissed from his post on December 16, two days after a home 0–2 loss to Sampdoria, leaving the team in second-last place with 12 points achieved in 16 games. He was replaced by Giuseppe Pillon.[7]

On January 25, 2009 he was reinstated back at the helm of the amaranto following the club's decision to dismiss Pillon due to poor results,[8] but did not manage to save his club from relegation and left the club later in June.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "STAGIONE 82-83: AKRAGAS PROMOSSA IN C/1 ASSIEME AL MESSINA." (in Italian). Conoscere l'Akragas. Retrieved 2008-03-04. 
  2. ^ "Reggina – Nevio Orlandi" (in Italian). Gazzetta dello Sport. Retrieved 2008-03-04. 
  3. ^ "L'ex Akragas Nevio Orlandi è il tecnico della Reggina" (in Italian). Agrigento Notizie. 2008-03-03. Retrieved 2008-03-04. 
  4. ^ "Nevio Orlandi, reggino d'adozione" (in Italian). Quotidiano della Calabria. 2008-03-04. Retrieved 2008-03-04. 
  5. ^ "Nel 2004 a Vittoria fece il miracolo C1" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport (Calabria). 2008-03-04. Retrieved 2008-03-04. 
  6. ^ "Reggina: esonerato Ulivieri" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 2008-03-03. Retrieved 2008-03-03. 
  7. ^ "Reggina: Orlandi esonerato. Squadra affidata a Pillon" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 16 December 2008. Retrieved 16 December 2008. 
  8. ^ "Comunicato ufficiale" (in Italian). Reggina Calcio. 25 January 2009. Retrieved 25 January 2009.