Mauro Zironelli

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Mauro Zironelli
Personal information
Date of birth (1970-01-21) 21 January 1970 (age 49)
Place of birth Thiene, Italy
Height 1.84 m (6 ft 12 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Modena (head coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1987–1989 Vicenza 38 (2)
1989–1990 Fiorentina 8 (0)
1990–1991 Pescara 26 (0)
1991–1992 Vicenza 14 (3)
1992–1993 Pescara 10 (0)
1993–1994 Fiorentina 21 (1)
1994–1995 Chievo 27 (1)
1995–1998 Venezia 81 (8)
1999–2000 Chievo 28 (2)
2001–2002 Modena 23 (3)
2002–2003 Thiene 21 (1)
2003–2004 Montecchio Maggiore
Teams managed
2012–2013 Abano
2013–2015 Sacilese
2015–2016 Altovicentino
2016–2018 Mestre
2018 Bari
2018–2019 Juventus U23
2019– Modena
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Mauro Zironelli (born 21 January 1970 in Thiene) is an Italian professional football coach and a former player, who played as a midfielder.[1] He is currently in charge as head coach of Modena in the Serie C league.

Playing career[edit]

Zironelli started playing professionally with Vicenza in Serie C1. He then joined Fiorentina in 1989, with whom he also played in the 1990 UEFA Cup Final. This was followed by a number of seasons at Serie B and Serie C1 level with many other teams, including a comeback at Fiorentina in 1993. He also won a promotion to Serie A in 1998 with Venezia.

Coaching career[edit]

He started his coaching career in 2006 as part of the youth system of Vicenza, then joining Bassano in the same role in 2009.

In November 2012 he replaced Filippo Maniero in charge of Eccellenza amateurs Abano. In 2013 he left to become new head coach of Serie D club Sacilese, serving until February 2015.

On June 2015, he took over from Diego Zanin at another Serie D club, Altovicentino, guiding them to second place at the end of the season. He successively accepted an offer from Mestre for the 2016–17 season, managing to win promotion to Lega Pro with the club. After a good Serie C season, he was subsequently hired by Bari in what turned out to be a short-lived experience with the Apulians; after going to the pre-season camp with the squad, he was released together with all the players following the club's exclusion from professional football due to financial debts.[2]

Later in August 2018, he was unveiled as the inaugural head coach of Juventus U23 after it was admitted in the Serie C as the very first reserve team to ever take part to the professional leagues of Italy.[3] He left the club on 24 May 2019 after completing the Serie C season with the club.[4]

On 18 June 2019 he was unveiled as the new head coach of Modena.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Profile at LegaCalcio.it
  2. ^ "Bari, i rimpianti di Zironelli: "Che squadra che avevo! Ho voluto il Bari, nonostante tutto"" (in Italian). Tutto Calcio Puglia. 18 July 2017. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  3. ^ "UFFICIALE: Juventus U23, l'allenatore sarà Zironelli". TuttoMercatoWeb. 15 August 2018. Retrieved 17 September 2018.
  4. ^ "Juventus bids farewell to Mauro Zironelli". Juventus FC. 24 May 2019. Retrieved 10 June 2019.
  5. ^ "Modena Fc, è ufficiale: Mauro Zironelli allenatore e Fabrizio Salvatori direttore sportivo". Parlando di Sport. 18 June 2019. Retrieved 14 July 2019.