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Who is Cagliari manager Walter Zenga?

Walter Zenga was born on the 28th of April, 1960 in Milan, Italy. Zenga played professional football before going into management as a goalkeeper where he played for Inter Milan, Sampdoria and American side New England Revolution.

Zenga started his playing career at Macallesi 1927 in 1969 before being picked up by Inter Milan 2 years later. He had to wait until 1978 to make his first team debut at the club before being loaned out. Zenga had 3 loan spells at Salernitana, Savona and Sambenedettese between the years of 1978 and 1982.

In 1994, Walter Zenga joined Sampdoria on a permanent deal where he made 41 competitive appearances for the club over the course of 2 years. Padova signed Zenga in 1996 before releasing him a year later to MLS side New England Revolution. During his career, Zenga made 15 appearances for the Italy u21’s side and 58 appearances for the National team.

After retiring in 1999, Zenga went straight into management where he took charge of New England Revolution. He then went on to manage Brera, Naţional București, Steaua București, Red Star Belgrade, Gaziantepspor, Al Ain, Dinamo București, Catania, Palermo, Al Nassr, Al Nasr, Al Jazira, Sampdoria, Al Shaab, Wolverhampton Wanderers, Crotone and Venezia between the years of 2000 and 2019.

In his time at Red Star Belgrade, Zenga won the SuperLiga and the Serbian Cup both in 2005/06 which are his only 2 honours in his managerial career to date. His honours list as a player, however, is much more impressive with the 1988/89 Serie A, 1989 Italian Super Cup and 2 UEFA Cups in 1991 and 1994.

Walter Zenga took over from Rolando Maran on the 3rd of March, 2020 with the club sitting in 11th. His debut was delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic postponing the Serie A season indefinitely, however, was able to make his debut against Hellas Verona on the 20th of June. Cagliari will hope that Zenga is the man to drive them forward as they look to finish in the top half of the table before the end of the season.