Nello Di Costanzo
|Full name||Cuono Di Costanzo|
|Date of birth||26 July 1961|
|Place of birth||Rome, Italy|
A striker, he played in the youth ranks of AC Milan and Napoli, winning also a Campionato Nazionale Primavera title; however, despite this, he spent his whole career in the Italian lower leagues.
In 1995, he started his coaching career with Prima Categoria team Viribus Unitis, which he led to three promotions in four years, leading them to Serie D. He then coached Palmese in 1999–2000 before to return at Viribus Unitis the following season, barely missing the Serie D league title. He was then called in 2001 to coach Gladiator, leading the Santa Maria Capua Vetere-based team to win their Serie D round, thus ensuring them promotion to Serie C2. In 2002, he accepted an offer from then-Serie C1 team Benevento, obtaining an eighth place in his first season but being ultimately sacked in the 2003–2004 mid-season due to poor results. He then led Juve Stabia to a second place in the 2004–2005 Serie C2 before accepting an offer from Venezia. During his two-year spell with the arancioneroverdi, Di Costanzo immediately won the Serie C2 title and narrowly missed a second consecutive promotion the following season, after losing to Pisa in the promotion playoffs.
In 2007–08, he served as head coach of Messina, guiding the giallorossi to a mid-table finish in the season. He will coach Ascoli in the upcoming 2008–09 season. He was sacked on 21 October 2008 following a string of poor results.
On 9 February 2010, he was announced as new head coach of Serie B relegation-battling side Padova. His time at Padua lasted only a few weeks, as he failed to change the club's fortunes in the games he was in charge and was ultimately sacked on 10 April.
Since 7 February 2012 until the end of the season he was the new coach of Barletta in place of the sacked Marco Carri.
- "Calcio: Ascoli, Esonerato Tecnico Di Costanzo" (in Italian). Yahoo! Eurosport Italia. 21 October 2008. Archived from the original on 18 July 2012. Retrieved 21 October 2008.
- "Di Costanzo è il nuovo allenatore del Calcio Padova" (in Italian). Calcio Padova. 9 February 2010. Retrieved 9 February 2010.
- "Esonerato Di Costanzo, Sabatini torna alla guida del Padova" (in Italian). Calcio Padova. 10 April 2010. Retrieved 11 April 2010.
- Coaching career profile (as of 2008) (Italian)