Domenico Genovese

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Domenico Genovese
Personal information
Full name Domenico Genovese
Date of birth (1961-02-02) 2 February 1961 (age 53)
Place of birth Peterborough, England
Playing position Forward
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1984–1985 Boston United 23 (11)
1985–1986 Boston United 4 (0)
1987–1989 Peterborough United 16 (1)
Teams managed
2003 Kettering Town
2007–2008 Spalding United
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only.
† Appearances (Goals).

Domenico Genovese (born 2 February 1961 in Peterborough) is an English former professional footballer and manager.

Playing career[edit]

Genovese began his career with spells at several non-league sides including two spells with Boston United and one with Kettering Town.[1][2] After an unsuccessful trial with Manchester United,[3] he his home town club Peterborough United in 1987, making his debut during a 2–1 victory over Exeter City at London Road. He left the club a year later having made sixteen league appearances,[4] his last appearance for the Posh coming in a 2–0 win over Doncaster Rovers.

He then had spells in Non-League with Cambridge City, Nuneaton Borough and in Sweden with Grebbestad IF.

Managerial career[edit]

He ended his playing career and became a ""Football in the Community officer"" for then Southern League Premier Division side Kettering Town. In 2003, he took over as caretaker-manager of the Poppies, with the mission of keeping the side in the Conference National following their struggle upon their return, Genovese failed this and as the town of Kettering was the nearest to the town of Aldershot, the club were put in the Isthmian League to replace the "Shots" Despite this, Genovese was offered the position on a permanent basis,[5] and his first match in charge saw his Kettering side beat Northwood 2–1.

Following a bad run of results, which saw them bowl out of the cup at the last qualifying round of the FA Cup to lower grade Boreham Wood which denied them a place in the first round proper, Genovese left and was later succeeded by Kevin Wilson.

In 2007, Genovese was appointed Director of Football of Spalding United, and later spent a short time as caretaker-manager following the departure of Phil Hubbard.[6]

He is currently a Director of "Soccer Star" which is a football academy for Kids.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Domenico Genovese". Up The Posh. Retrieved 2009-09-02. 
  2. ^ "Boston United roll call". Boston United F.C. Retrieved 2010-06-22. 
  3. ^ "Soccerstar staff". Soccerstar. Retrieved 2009-09-02. 
  4. ^ "Peterborough United: 1960/61 - 2008/09". Post War English & Scottish Football League A - Z Player's Database. Retrieved 2010-06-22. 
  5. ^ "Kettering unveil Genovese". BBC Sport. 2003-05-01. Retrieved 2010-06-22. 
  6. ^ "Biley's brief is to avoid relegation". Spalding Today. 2008-02-07. Retrieved 2010-06-22.