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Who is Crawley Town FC manager Gabriele Cioffi?
Gabriele Cioffi was born on 7 September 1975 in Florence, Italy. He is the current manager of Crawley Town FC and has been in the job since September 2018. He was previously a professional footballer playing in defence for many Italian clubs in the Serie A, Serie B and Serie C over the years.
From the year 1992 to 2012, Cioffi played for many different clubs including Sestese, Marsala, Poggibonsi, Spezia, Arezzo, Taranto, Novara, Mantova, Torino, Ascoli, AlbinoLeffe and Carpi. He made his Serie A debut in the 2006-07 season with Torino who signed him because of his time at Mantova, where he became a fan favourite and won the Serie C title before impressing in the Serie B the following season.
Cioffi retired in 2012 after two seasons at Carpi and decided to go into coaching and management. He was an assistant coach at Carpi for the 2012-13 season before moving to Italian fourth division side Gavorrano in July 2013. However, due to poor results, he was fired in November of the same year.
He moved to Australia to be a youth coach for Eastern United FC but decided to leave the job just 2 years later to accept an offer to join Italian third division club Südtirol in November 2015. He later moved on in February 2016 to join Henk Ten Cate as his assistant at Al Jazira Club in the United Arab Emirates. In December 2016, Gabriele Cioffi left his role at Al Jazira Club to join Gianfranco Zola’s coaching staff at Championship side Birmingham City. However, Zola resigned from the job in April 2017 and the whole backroom staff left with him including Cioffi.
In September 2018, Gabriele Cioffi was appointed EFL League Two side Crawley Town FC’s new manager. In his opening season at the club, Cioffi led the side to a 19th placed finish in League Two along with three disappointing cup runs after being knocked out of both the FA Cup and the EFL Cup in the first round, along with a group stage exit of the EFL Trophy. So far at Crawley Town, Cioffi has a 29.5% win rate after 44 matches in charge. The fans will hope this can improve as they look to a more stable league position next year.