Rolando Maran

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Rolando Maran
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Personal information
Full name Rolando Maran
Date of birth (1963-07-14) 14 July 1963 (age 55)
Place of birth Trento, Italy
Playing position Defender
Club information
Current team
Cagliari (manager)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1983–1986 Benacense Riva 87 (7)
1986–1995 Chievo 280 (11)
1995 Valdagno 10 (0)
1995–1996 Carrarese 23 (0)
1996–1997 Fano 28 (2)
Total 428 (20)
Teams managed
2002–2005 Cittadella
2005–2006 Brescia
2006–2007 Bari
2007–2009 Triestina
2009–2011 Vicenza
2011–2012 Varese
2012–2013 Catania
2014 Catania
2014–2018 Chievo
2018– Cagliari
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

Rolando Maran (born 14 July 1963) is an Italian football manager and former defender. He is the manager of Serie A club Cagliari.



Maran has played for Benacense Riva, Chievo, Valdagno, Carrarese and Fano.[1]

Head coach[edit]

Serie B[edit]

After retiring as a player in 1997, Maran started his coaching career in 1997 at his former side Chievo as a coach, he joined Brescia as a youth coach in 1998 and stayed there for two years before becoming the youth coach at Cittadella in 2000.

Maran was appointed as the head coach of Cittadella in 2002, before returning to Brescia this time as head coach in 2005, however he was replaced by Zdenek Zeman as head coach in 2006. He joined Serie B giants Bari in 2006, however was sacked after a string of poor result and replaced by Giuseppe Materazzi in February 2007.

He joined Triestina in June 2007 and managed the club until 15 June 2009. The following day he joined fellow Serie B side Vicenza and managed to help them avoid relegation. On 15 June 2010, his contract at Vicenza was extended for a further two years. However he was sacked a year later as Vicenza head coach on 6 June 2011.

In October 2011, he joined struggling Serie B side Varese replacing Benito Carbone as head coach. He had an instant impact and led Varese to the Serie B promotion playoff's however lost out on promotion to Serie A to Sampdoria, who beat Varese 4–2 on aggregate in the 2 legged playoff Serie B final.

Serie A[edit]

On 11 June 2012, following a mixed career in the lower leagues,[2] he joined Catania in Serie A. After taking over he led Catania to a record-breaking season where they accrued 56 points from 38 Serie A matches. The season also saw Catania take a record amount of home wins in one season, its record number of victories overall in a single top flight campaign, as well as its record points total in Serie A for the fifth consecutive season. Catania finished 8th in Serie A, finishing behind Lazio in 7th place.

Maran, however, failed to repeat his impressive results in the 2013–14 season, and was ultimately dismissed on 20 October 2013 after a 1–2 loss to Cagliari Calcio that left Catania in the relegation zone. He was replaced by Luigi De Canio.[3]

On 15 January 2014, he was hired again as the Catania head coach, before being sacked for the second time later on 6 April, after five defeats in a row and with the team bottom of the league.

On 19 October 2014, he was named new head coach of Chievo in the Serie A, replacing Eugenio Corini.[4] He was sacked on 29 April 2018.[5]

On 7 June 2018, he was appointed manager of Cagliari[6]

Managerial statistics[edit]

All competitive league games (league and domestic cup) and international matches (including friendlies) are included.

As of 28 April 2018
Team Nat Year Record
G W D L Win %
Cittadella Italy 2002–2005 105 33 35 37 031.43
Brescia Italy 2005–2006 35 15 13 7 042.86
Bari Italy 2006–2007 25 7 8 10 028.00
Triestina Italy 2007–2009 88 31 23 34 035.23
Vicenza Italy 2009–2011 85 29 24 32 034.12
Varese Italy 2011–2012 37 20 9 8 054.05
Catania Italy 2012–2013 50 19 13 18 038.00
Catania Italy 2014 13 1 4 8 007.69
Chievo Italy 2014–2018 146 43 41 62 029.45
Career Total 584 198 170 216 033.90


  1. ^ Lega Serie A profile
  2. ^ "Rolando Maran Favourite to Succeed David Hockaday as Leeds United Manager". 28 August 2014. Retrieved 29 August 2014.
  3. ^ "Rolando Maran sollevato dall'incarico. Luigi De Canio è il nuovo allenatore della prima squadra" [Rolando Maran dismissed from managerial role. Luigi De Canio is the new first team head coach] (in Italian). Calcio Catania. 20 October 2013. Archived from the original on 25 October 2013. Retrieved 20 October 2013.
  4. ^ "Comunicato ufficiale: Rolando Maran è il nuovo allenatore della Prima squadra" (in Italian). AC ChievoVerona. 19 October 2014. Archived from the original on 23 October 2014. Retrieved 19 October 2014.
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