Mario Somma

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Mario Somma
Personal information
Date of birth (1963-09-17) 17 September 1963 (age 54)
Place of birth Latina, Italy
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Playing position Manager (former defender)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1980–1983 Genoa 7 (0)
1983–1985 Carrarese 50 (0)
1985–1986 Mestre 26 (0)
1986–1989 Cavese 51 (2)
1989–1990 Salernitana 18 (0)
1990–1992 Nola 47 (0)
1992–1993 Salernitana 27 (0)
1993–1994 Avellino 5 (0)
1994–1996 Turris 15 (0)
1996–1997 Pavia 5 (0)
Teams managed
1997–1998 Pro Cisterna
1998–1999 Terracina
1999–2000 Baracca Lugo
2000–2001 Potenza
2001–2002 Albalonga
2002–2003 Cavese
2003–2004 Arezzo
2004–2006 Empoli
2006–2007 Brescia
2007–2008 Piacenza
2009 Mantova
2009–2010 Triestina
2012 Grosseto
2014 Salernitana
2015–2016 Latina
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Mario Somma (born 17 September 1963) is an Italian football manager.

Career[edit]

Player[edit]

Somma, who was born in Latina, started his career with Genoa and then spent his later years mostly at the Serie C1 and Serie C2 level, playing for several Campanian teams. He retired in 1997.[1]

Coach[edit]

Somma started his coaching career in 1997 with amateur team Pro Cisterna, and then served as head coach for several other Serie D teams, including Potenza and Cavese, winning promotion to Serie C2 with the latter.[2] In 2003, he was appointed at the helm of Serie C1 team Arezzo, leading the Tuscan side to a historical triumph in the league. This caused interest by Empoli, which chose to offer him the job for their 2004–05 Serie B campaign. As Somma managed to win a personal third consecutive promotion, leading Empoli to become Serie B runners-up, he was confirmed by the Tuscans for their 2005–06 campaign; despite an impressive start, Empoli's performances slowly fell down, causing Somma to be dismissed from his job on January 2006.

Somma started the 2006–07 season as head coach of Brescia in the Serie B, with the aim to lead the rondinelle back to the top flight: however he was sacked on February 2007 as he did not manage to obtain more than a mid-table place. On October 2007 he was appointed at the helm of Piacenza to replace Gian Marco Remondina.[3] He led the biancorossi to escape relegation in the season, but was sacked immediately after the final matchday.[4]

On February 2009 he was appointed to replace Alessandro Costacurta as head coach of Serie B club Mantova.[5] He left at the end of the season after having guided his side to a mid-table finish.

On October 2009 he returned into football management as new head coach of Triestina, replacing dismissed boss Luca Gotti.[6] However, he was sacked on February 2010, with Triestina in 18th place, and only one point shy of immediate relegation.[7]

On 1 October 2012 he was named new coach of Grosseto en place of the sacked Francesco Moriero.,[8] but on 18 November 2012 he was also sacked.

On 8 June 2014 he was named new head coach of Lega Pro club Salernitana.[9] He was however dismissed as head coach only two months later, on 17 August 2014, after only one game in charge of the team (a 0–1 loss to Alessandria in the first round of the 2014–15 Coppa Italia).[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mario Somma". FootballPlus. Retrieved 2007-12-04. 
  2. ^ "Mario SOMMA" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. Retrieved 2007-12-04. 
  3. ^ "Via Remondina, ecco Somma" (in Italian). SKY Life. 2007-10-23. Archived from the original on 2007-10-24. Retrieved 2007-12-04. 
  4. ^ "Comunicato Stampa" (in Italian). Piacenza Calcio. 2008-06-01. Archived from the original on 2008-06-09. Retrieved 2008-06-01. 
  5. ^ "MARIO SOMMA E' L'ALLENATORE DEL MANTOVA" (in Italian). AC Mantova. 2009-02-09. Archived from the original on July 22, 2011. Retrieved 2009-02-09. 
  6. ^ "Sollevato dall'incarico mister Luca Gotti. La conduzione tecnica della Prima Squadra verrà affidata al tecnico Mario Somma" (in Italian). US Triestina Calcio. 2009-10-06. Archived from the original on 2011-09-27. Retrieved 2009-10-09. 
  7. ^ "Mario Somma sollevato dall'incarico di allenatore della Prima Squadra" (in Italian). US Triestina Calcio. 2010-02-09. Archived from the original on 2011-09-20. Retrieved 2010-02-09. 
  8. ^ http://www.tuttosport.com/calcio/serie_b/grosseto/2012/10/01-216026/Grosseto,+via+Moriero%3A+Somma+%26%23232%3B+il+nuovo+tecnico. Retrieved 2013-02-11.  Missing or empty |title= (help)[dead link]
  9. ^ "Salernitana, Somma è il nuovo allenatore: «Sono commosso, tifo per questa squadra»" (in Italian). Corriere del Mezzogiorno. 8 June 2014. Retrieved 18 August 2014. 
  10. ^ "Salernitana, via Somma: Lotito lo caccia prima dell'inizio e chiama Menichini" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 18 August 2014. Retrieved 18 August 2014.