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Who is Brescia manager Eugenio Corini?
The current Brescia boss Eugenio Corini was born in Bagnolo Melta, Italy in 1970. Like most managers nowadays he enjoyed a long playing career before hanging up his boots and making the move into management. As a player, Corini was employed primarily as a midfielder, he was famed for his unselfishness, his passing and his eccentricity.
He has become something of an icon at Brescia, both as a player and as a manager. In fact, he started his career with the Italian side in 1986 and played nearly 100 times for them, scoring nine. At this tender age, Corini looked like he could truly conquer the world; he appeared 29 times for the Italy U21 team and looked destined to make the breakthrough into the first team at some point in his career. Sadly, injuries have blighted Corini's career and made him unable to fulfil his enormous potential.
Having said this, Corini enjoyed a very respectable career. In 1990 he joined the giants of Juventus where he would make nearly 50 league appearances in his two seasons with the Old Lady, scoring twice.
In 1992 he switched teams again, this time to Sampdoria. Sampdoria were enjoying something of a golden spell at the time regularly competing for titles on all fronts - Corini was expected to help them maintain this illustrious streak. Unfortunately, any par the had to play in their successes over the next four seasons was minor - he suffered severely with muscle injuries which meant he averaged only six appearances in each of his four seasons; he scored four times.
For the next stage of his career, Corini could be described as something of a journeyman having played for four clubs in five seasons. From Sampdoria he would spend a loan season with Napoli in 1993/1994, then another, again at Brescia during the 19941995 campaign. The following season he would make the step down to Piacenza who played in Serie B, this would inarguably be the low point in Corini's career. During these five years, he averaged less than 20 appearances per season, which, for a player of his calibre was extremely disappointing.
His frustrations would continue when he joined Hellas Verona in the 1995/1997 season. He managed only nine appearances in his first season and was unable to affect the outcome of the club's season; Hellas Verona were relegated to Serie B. Despite the disappointment however, Corini would continue to stay loyal to the side. He managed to recover from injuries to play 35 times in the Italian second division and, although Hellas Verona were unable to bounce back at the first time of asking, it was recognised that he was a top player for this standard.
Subsequently, he joined rivals Chievo Verona in 1998/1999. Playing in Serie B again, Corini had another frustrating season in his first with the club but then managed to stay fit for the rest of his time with the club, and indeed the rest of his career. In his third season with Chievo, he helped get them promoted back to Serie A. In their first season back in the top-flight, Corini registered 11 assists, making him the league's top provider that campaign. It was a truly incredible campaign all round as Chievo secured European qualification against all the odds.
When his time at Chievo came to a close he moved to Palermo where he would get his first-ever taste of silverware, winning the Serie B in 2003/2004 - he spent the rest of his playing days in the top-flight, with Palermo and latterly with Torino.
He is an individual who has always show leadership and tactical awareness and therefore the move into management was a natural one. He started his coaching career in Serie B with Portosummaga but his stay was very, very brief - only 12 days, in fact - and Corini moved to Crotone. He was not successful there either however and was sacked before the end of the 2010/2011 season. After these initial disappointment, he made the step down to the third tier where he took charge of Frosinone. Here he was more successful and kept the Frosninone ship steady for a season before moving to Chievo.
The move back to his old club was a big step up for Corini and initially, it might have seemed too much for him as he was dismissed only six games into the season. However, he was reinstated just a few months later and guided the team to safety in Serie A the same season. He was then sacked - ina decision many now see as premature - just a few games into the following season.
He then had two, one-season spells with Palermo and Novara before joining his current team, Brescia. Under Corini's stewardship, Brescia were promoted last season and will play in the top-flight in 2019/20.