Diego Garzitto

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Diego Garzitto
Personal information
Date of birth (1950-01-19) 19 January 1950 (age 67)
Place of birth Lestizza, Italy
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Al-Merrikh (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1971–1972 CS Louhans-Cuiseaux 30 (1)
1972–1973 AC Ajaccio 36 (0)
1973–1983 CS Louhans-Cuiseaux
Total 66 (1)
Teams managed
1984–1985 CS Louhans-Cuiseaux
1986–1992 Lons-le-Saunier
1992–1995 Besançon RC
1995–1996 FC Bourg-Péronnas
1996–1997 Vaulx-en-Velin
1998–1999 Jura Sud Lavans
2000 Chasselay
2001 Ethiopia U20
2001–2002 Mâcon
2002 Togo
2003–2004 TP Mazembe
2004–2006 CS Louhans-Cuiseaux
2006–2007 Ethiopia
2007–2009 Jura Sud Lavans
2009–2010 TP Mazembe
2010–2010 Wydad Casablanca
2012–2013 Al-Hilal Omdurman
2013 CS Constantine
2014– Al-Merrikh
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.

Diego Garzitto (born 19 January 1950) is a French football coach and former professional player. He became manager of Sudanese club Al-Merrikh in December 2014.

Career[edit]

Club career[edit]

Although born in Italy, Garzitto was raised in France, and spent his entire professional career in his adopted nation, playing as a defender for CS Louhans-Cuiseaux and AC Ajaccio.[1]

Coaching career[edit]

After coaching in the lower-leagues of France,[2] Garzitto took charge of the under-20 national team of Ethiopia, leaving that position in August 2001.[3] He then took charge of the national team of Togo in July 2002, leaving two months later.[4] After returning to French club football for a period, Garzitto took charge of Ethiopia in December 2006, resiging two months later.[5] Garzitto later led the Congolese side TP Mazembe to the 2009 CAF Champions League title,[6] before later coaching Moroccan side Wydad Casablanca.[7]

He became manager of Sudanese club Al-Merrikh in December 2014.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Barreaud, Marc (1998). Dictionnaire des footballeurs étrangers du championnat professionnel français (1932-1997). L'Harmattan, Paris. ISBN 2-7384-6608-7. 
  2. ^ http://www.tpmazembe.com/eflu.html
  3. ^ "Garzitto's time is up". BBC Sport. 30 August 2001. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  4. ^ "Togo coach Garzitto resigns". BBC Sport. 17 September 2002. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  5. ^ "Garzitto quits as Ethiopia coach". BBC Sport. 4 February 2007. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  6. ^ Steve Vickers (7 November 2009). "Mazembe clinch Champs Lge title". BBC Sport. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  7. ^ "Moroccan champions fire coach Diego Garzitto". BBC Sport. 2 January 2011. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  8. ^ Oluwashina Okeleji (5 December 2014). "Al Merreikh appoint Diego Garzitto as coach". BBC Sport. Retrieved 7 December 2014.