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Luciano Spalletti
Spalletti with Inter Milan in 2018
Personal information
Full name Luciano Spalletti[1]
Date of birth (1959-03-07) 7 March 1959 (age 65)
Place of birth Certaldo, Italy
Height 1.80 m (5 ft 11 in)[2]
Position(s) Midfielder
Team information
Current team
Italy (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1982–1985 Castelfiorentino 50 (0)
1985–1986 Entella 27 (2)
1986–1990 Spezia 120 (7)
1990–1991 Viareggio 29 (1)
1991–1993 Empoli 60 (3)
Total 236 (13)
Managerial career
1993–1998 Empoli
1998–1999 Sampdoria
1999 Venezia
2001 Udinese
2001–2002 Ancona
2002–2005 Udinese
2005–2009 Roma
2009–2014 Zenit Saint Petersburg
2016–2017 Roma
2017–2019 Inter Milan
2021–2023 Napoli
2023– Italy
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

Luciano Spalletti (Italian pronunciation: [luˈtʃaːno spalˈletti]; born 7 March 1959) is an Italian football manager and former player. He is currently the head coach of the Italy national team.

He started his managerial career with Empoli in 1993 before going on to coach clubs in Italy including two spells with Roma where he won two consecutive Coppa Italia titles. Spalletti managed Zenit St. Petersburg from 2009 to 2014, winning two Russian Premier League titles. Following two seasons in charge at Inter Milan, he was appointed manager of Napoli in 2021 where he won the Serie A in the 2022–23 season before leaving the club in June 2023. In August 2023, he was appointed as coach of the Italy national football team.

Playing career[edit]

Born in Certaldo, Metropolitan City of Florence, Spalletti started his career as a semi-professional footballer in his mid-20s. Despite relatively old age for a professional debut, he played for several Serie C teams such as Entella, Spezia, Viareggio and Empoli. After nearly a decade of lower-tier football in Italy, he retired in 1993 and remained at Empoli as a coach.

Coaching career[edit]

Early career[edit]

Spalletti's early career in management led him to struggling Empoli, where he was head coach between July 1993 and June 1998.[3] He led the Tuscan side to consecutive promotions from Serie C1 to the top-flight Serie A. Spalletti then coached Sampdoria from July 1998 to June 1999,[4] and Venezia from July to October 1999.[5]

Spalletti had two spells as head coach at Udinese. The first was between March 2001 and June 2001,[6] the second between July 2002[6] and June 2005.[7] There was a period at Ancona in between spells.[8]

At Udinese, he really began to make an impact as a manager. During the 2004–05 season, Spalletti guided Udinese to a sensational fourth-placed finish in Serie A, exceeding expectations and securing a spot in the UEFA Champions League. Spalletti became coach of Roma in June 2005.[7]


Spalletti with Roma in 2009

Such success for a traditionally unexceptional side with limited resources attracted the attention of Roma. The Giallorossi had come off a disappointing season in which four different coaches had spells in charge of the club. Spalletti was offered the task of bringing order to this chaotic side. After an uninspiring first half of the 2005–06 season, he changed the team's tactics to suit a more offensive playing style rather than a defensive-minded system. As a result, Roma climbed from 15th to 5th place in the table.[9] However, by the end of the season, Roma failed to reach fourth place, therefore failing to qualify for the Champions League. Spalletti did manage to help Roma reach the 2006 Coppa Italia Final, but ultimately lost out on the title to Inter Milan. Nonetheless, as a result of the 2006 Serie A match-fixing scandal, Roma qualified for the 2006–07 UEFA Champions League, as league champions Juventus were relegated, while Fiorentina and Milan both received point deductions for their involvement.

At the end of 2006, Spalletti was elected Serie A Coach of the Year[9] and, in the following months, led Roma until the Champions League quarter-final after a 2–0 victory over Lyon at the Stade Gerland in the first knockout round. The team, however, succeeded in becoming the first team to defeat Roberto Mancini's Inter Milan in all competitions that year, emerging with a 1–3 result at the San Siro, a match that the Nerazzurri had to win to mathematically claim the 2007 Scudetto against the only credible rival they had in the championship. Roma would also win the 2007 Coppa Italia Final against Inter, with an aggregate result of 7–4; a resounding 6–2 in the first leg in Rome and followed by a narrow 2–1 defeat in Milan. It was the first important trophy in Spalletti's career, who only had won a Coppa Italia di Serie C with Empoli. But he was yet to add another piece of silverware to his cabinet, as Roma would again defeat Inter 0–1 in Milan in the opening fixture of the 2007–08 season to steal their Supercoppa Italiana crown.[9]

In the 2007–08 Champions League first knockout round, Spalletti's Roma team became the first Italian team to defeat Real Madrid over two legs (2–1 in both ties in Rome and Madrid) and consequently also became the first European side to record two victories over Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu. In a repeat of the previous season's quarter-final, Roma were again eliminated from the Champions League by eventual winners Manchester United. However, they did succeed in their defence of the Coppa Italia, once again defeating Scudetto winners Inter in the 2008 Coppa Italia Final — a single match which Roma won 2–1.[9]

Spalletti faced a difficult 2008–09 season with Roma, only managing to qualify for the UEFA Europa League with a sixth-place position in the league, after a struggling initial period that left the Giallorossi in the bottom half of the league for the first part of the Serie A season.

The new season saw Spalletti struggling with a limited squad that was weakened further by the sale of Alberto Aquilani to Liverpool and compounded by serious financial problems for the club. Roma started the season by taking part in two 2009–10 UEFA Europa League qualifying rounds, both easily won against Gent (10–2 on aggregate) and Košice (10–4 on aggregate). However, another poor start in the 2009–10 Serie A season, with two consecutive defeats (2–3 to Genoa and 1–3, at home, to Juventus) prompted Spalletti to resign on 1 September 2009.[10][11]


Spalletti with Zenit in 2012

In December 2009, it was confirmed Spalletti would join Russian Premier League club Zenit Saint Petersburg on a three-year deal,[12] replacing interim coach Anatoli Davydov, with Italian coaches Daniele Baldini, Marco Domenichini and Alberto Bartali also joining the Russian club. For his first year, Zenit's board of directors expected Spalletti to win back the Premier League title, as well as the Russian Cup, and progress past the group stage of the Champions League.

Zenit won the Russian Cup on 16 May 2010, defeating Sibir Novosibirsk in the final (having beaten Volga Tver in the quarter-final and Amkar Perm in the semi-final). After 16 matches in the 2010 Premier League, with 12 wins and four draws under Spalletti, Zenit reached 40 points, a new Russian Premier League record for most points won at that point in the club's campaign. In the summer transfer window of 2010, Spalletti made his first signings: forward Aleksandr Bukharov and midfielder Sergei Semak both came from Rubin Kazan, while defenders Aleksandar Luković and Bruno Alves joined from Udinese and Porto respectively. On 25 August 2010, Zenit lost its first match under Spalletti to French side Auxerre and failed to advance to the 2010–11 UEFA Champions League group stage, though Zenit moved on to play in the group stage of the 2010–11 UEFA Europa League.

On 3 October 2010, Zenit beat Spartak Nalchik to set another Russian Premier League record for most consecutive undefeated matches with 21 since the start of the league season. On 27 October 2010, Zenit suffered its first defeat of the season at the hands of rivals Spartak Moscow, seven matches short of finishing the championship undefeated. On 14 November, Zenit defeated Rostov and, two matches before the end of the season, claimed the championship title, the first of Spalletti's coaching career.

Additionally, Zenit progressed past the Europa League group stage in first place in its group to the round of 16 stage, where they defeated Swiss club Young Boys. On 6 March 2011, Zenit defeated CSKA Moscow in the Russian Super Cup, winning Spalletti his third Russian trophy. On 17 March 2011, Zenit lost in the Europa League quarter-finals to Twente 2–3 on aggregate.

In the 2011–12 UEFA Champions League, Zenit started the group stage in Group G alongside Porto, Shakhtar Donetsk and APOEL. On 6 December 2011, Zenit finished the group stage in second place and, for the first time in club history, qualified for the spring knockout phase of the Champions League. In the first leg against Benfica, Zenit won 3–2 at home through two goals from Roman Shirokov and one from Sergei Semak. However, Zenit lost 2–0 in the second leg and were eliminated from the competition. On 9 February, Spalletti signed a three-and-a-half-year contract extension to stay at Zenit until 2015. In April 2012, Zenit won their second-straight Premier League championship after defeating Dynamo Moscow.[13][14][15]

After two trophy-less seasons, Spalletti was sacked on 10 March 2014.[16]

Return to Roma[edit]

Spalletti was appointed manager of Roma for his second spell on 13 January 2016, after ex-manager Rudi Garcia was sacked due to poor team performances.[17] On 21 February, Francesco Totti publicly criticized Spalletti due to his own lack of playing-time since returning from injury. As a result, Spalletti dropped Totti for Roma's 5–0 win over Palermo, causing an uproar among fans and the media.[18] After their initial disagreements, Spalletti began to use Totti as an immediate impact substitute, which proved to be an effective decision, as Totti rediscovered his form and contributed with four goals and an assist after coming off the bench in five consecutive Serie A matches.[19][20] As a result, Spalletti was able to lead Roma from a mid-table spot to a third-place finish in Serie A, clinching the Champions League play-off spot.[21]

On 30 May 2017, two days after finishing the 2016–17 season in second place, Roma confirmed Spalletti had decided to leave the club by mutual consent. During his second stint with Roma, the team qualified for the Champions League for two consecutive seasons.[22]

Inter Milan[edit]

On 9 June 2017, Spalletti was confirmed as the new manager of Inter after signing a two-year contract.[23][24] This came after he travelled to Nanjing, China, to hold talks with Zhang Jindong, managing director of Suning Holdings Group, majority owner of Inter. [25][26]

On 29 July, Spalletti won the International Champions Cup friendly tournament in Singapore after defeating Lyon, Bayern Munich and Chelsea.[27] On 20 August, Spalletti won his first league match with Inter after defeating Fiorentina 3–0 at the San Siro.[28] On 26 August, he won his second match with Inter against his former club Roma, 1–3.[29] On 3 December, Inter took first place, after twelve victories and three draws, with a 5–0 win over Chievo Verona.[30] Inter retained their first place after a 0–0 draw against Juventus, thus becoming the only Italian team still undefeated after the first 16 weeks.[31]

On 20 May 2018, at their last game of the season, Inter defeated Lazio 2–3 to finish the league in fourth place, and therefore qualify for the UEFA Champions League for the first time in six years.[32][33] In August 2018, the club extended the contract of Spalletti, adding two more years to 2021.[34]

In the 2018–19 season, the club again secured a hard-fought UEFA Champions League finish on the last day of the competition. However, Spalletti was sacked on 30 May 2019,[35] following speculation of his future.


On 29 May 2021, after two years of inactivity, Spalletti was announced as the new head coach of Napoli, replacing Gennaro Gattuso.[36]

In his first season in the club,[37] he led Napoli to finish 3rd in Serie A table, securing Champions League qualification for the first time in 2 years.[38]

In the summer of 2022, many experienced players left the team, including veteran defender Kalidou Koulibaly, club's all-time top goalscorer Dries Mertens, midfielder Fabián Ruiz and team captain Insigne.[39] To supplant their losses, the team in return brought in players such as Giacomo Raspadori, Khvicha Kvaratskhelia, Giovanni Simeone and Kim Min-jae.[40]

On 7 of September, Napoli began their Champions League season by defeating 2021–22 finalists Liverpool 4–1.[41] On 4 October 2022, Napoli routed Ajax 6–1 at the Johan Cruyff Arena, inflicting the worst defeat ever to the Dutch giant in European competitions.[42] Despite recording their first loss of the season away to Liverpool, on 1 November, Spalletti led Napoli to finish first in their group and qualify for the knockout rounds.[43]

On 23 October, Napoli beat Roma 1–0, marking their eleventh straight victory across all competitions to match the club record set in 1986 with Maradona, also going three points clear on top of the Serie A table.[44]

On 13 January 2023, Napoli crushed rivals Juventus 5–1, the worst defeat for Juventus in Serie A since 1993, as well as Napoli's tenth consecutive home win in all competitions.[45]

On 21 January, Napoli defeated Salernitana 2–0, ensuring a twelve-point lead on the top of the Serie A table, and becoming the third side in the three points for a win era to have reached 50+ points in the first half of a single Serie A season, after Juventus in 2013–14 and Inter in 2006–07.[46]

On 15 March, Napoli defeated German side Eintracht Frankfurt 3–0 (5–0 on aggregate) to advance to the UEFA Champions League quarter-finals for the first time in the club's history.[47] Napoli were eliminated in the next round by Milan following a 2–1 aggregate loss.[48]

On 4 May, Spalletti led Napoli to win their third Serie A title ever, and their first since 1990.[49] Afterwards, he requested a year-long sabbatical from Napoli, which the club granted him.[50][51]

Italy national team[edit]

On 18 August 2023, following the unexpected resignation of Roberto Mancini, Spalletti was appointed manager of the Italy national team, formally effective from 1 September 2023, signing a three-year contract until 2026.[52] Italy had failed to qualify for the 2022 FIFA World Cup under Mancini after a 2022 World Cup qualification play-off defeat almost 18 months earlier.[53] On 9 September 2023, Spalletti coached his first match for Italy, a 1–1 away draw in a UEFA Euro 2024 qualifying match against North Macedonia.[54] On 20 November 2023, he secured his first success in the new position, by coaching Italy to qualify for UEFA Euro 2024, after holding Ukraine to a goalless draw on neutral ground in Leverkusen; Italy advanced in their place by superior head-to-head record after finishing second in their group behind England.[55]

On 15 January 2024, Spalletti placed second in the 2023 Best FIFA Men's Coach award, behind winner Pep Guardiola.[56]

Style of management[edit]

Spalletti's favoured formation whilst in charge of Roma was the 4–2–3–1 system, which used four defenders, two defensive midfielders, two wingers (both sides of the three), one attacking midfielder and one striker (Francesco Totti), who typically functioned also as an attacking midfielder in previous seasons. As such, the team played without any real striker, as Totti occupied what later came to be described as a false-9 role, in a 4–6–0 formation.[57][58][59] This system proved effective for Roma upon its introduction during the 2005–06 season, as on 26 February 2006, Roma broke the Serie A record for most consecutive wins with a 2–0 victory over Lazio, following an eleven-match winning streak that started in December 2005.[60] In this formation, he also used Simone Perrotta – normally a box-to-box midfielder – in the unorthodox role of an atypical false attacking midfielder, due to his energy and ability to make late runs, which complemented Totti's ability to provide throughballs to teammates; this decision also proved to be effective, with Perrotta scoring eight goals in the league during the 2006–07 season, while Totti finished as the golden boot winner with 26 goals.[61][62][63] The team's offensive play was based on fluid movement and quick passing to build-attacks, centred around the distribution of midfielders David Pizarro and Alberto Aquilani.[64][65][66][67][68][69]

With Napoli, Spalletti also implemented an attacking-minded style, but instead used a 4–3–3 formation. Regarding his tactical approach, he commented in October 2022: "Systems no longer exist in football, it’s all about the spaces left by the opposition. You must be quick to spot them and know the right moment to strike, have the courage to start the move even when pressed."[70]

In addition to his tactical prowess, Spalletti drew praise in the media for his ability to instill a positive team mentality and a united team spirit in the dressing room upon being appointed Italy manager.[71]

Personal life[edit]

Spalletti and his wife Tamara have three children.[72]

He owns a family farm in Tuscany, on a ridge outside Montaione.[73]

Managerial statistics[edit]

As of 15 June 2024
Managerial record by team and tenure
Team From To Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win % Ref.
Empoli 18 April 1994 14 June 1994 8 2 3 3 8 9 −1 025.00 [74]
1 July 1995[3] 30 June 1998[3] 128 57 37 34 163 127 +36 044.53 [75][76]
Sampdoria 1 July 1998[4] 14 December 1998[4] 23 8 5 10 23 32 −9 034.78
1 February 1999 30 June 1999 15 6 3 6 21 20 +1 040.00
Venezia 1 July 1999[5] 31 October 1999[5] 10 2 3 5 7 11 −4 020.00
29 November 1999 7 February 2000 13 4 3 6 14 22 −8 030.77
Udinese 19 March 2001[6] 30 June 2001[6] 11 2 4 5 13 19 −6 018.18
Ancona 28 December 2001[79] 30 June 2002[79] 20 8 5 7 27 25 +2 040.00 [80]
Udinese 1 July 2002[6] 6 June 2005[7] 122 53 32 37 165 142 +23 043.44
Roma 17 June 2005[7] 1 September 2009[11] 224 122 53 49 414 262 +152 054.46
Zenit Saint Petersburg 11 December 2009[12] 10 March 2014[16] 184 105 47 32 325 176 +149 057.07
Roma 13 January 2016 30 May 2017 75 50 11 14 171 83 +88 066.67
Inter Milan 9 June 2017 30 May 2019 90 45 26 19 141 75 +66 050.00
Napoli 29 May 2021 1 July 2023 96 62 16 18 198 89 +109 064.58
Italy 1 September 2023 Present 11 7 3 1 20 9 +11 063.64
Total 1,030 533 251 246 1,710 1,101 +609 051.75





Zenit Saint Petersburg



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