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Udinese next manager after Luca Gotti
Udinese – Luca Gotti
Appointed following the recent sacking of Igor Tudor, Luca Gotti has landed the interim manager's job at Udinese Calcio, the Serie A club who find themselves languishing in 12th place in the Italian top-flight. Gotti was born in Adria, Italy on the 13th of September 1967 and this is his first senior management position in over a decade.
Before venturing into the world of management however, Gotti enjoyed a 12-year career as a player. He did not play to a particularly high standard in his days as a footballer but this was no hindrance to him in terms of his coaching career, it would transpire. He began his footballing schooling at Contarina, Gotti's local club who have since fallen out of existence after suffering bankruptcy in 1994. While Gotti was under their supervision however, the club won promotion from the sixth tier of Italian football into the fifth. In total, Gotti would play for half a decade for Contarina, moving on in 1991 to pursue a more lucrative career direction.
In 1991, Gotti move on to San Dona where, it turned out, he would spend a further four years and play the best football of his career. Between 1991 and 1995, he played 116 times, scoring once. In his final year at the club, Gotti turned professional. He continued to play at this level with Caerano in 1995. He stayed with the club for three seasons, making nearly a century of appearance and scoring one more goal before deciding to call time on his playing career.
After hanging up his boots, Gotti moved into a coaching role with one of Italy's biggest clubs, AC Milan. He held this position for a year during which he got to grips with life in the game off the pitch. Following his time with Milan, Gotti moved on to Montebelluna where he would stay again for a year before deciding he had outgrown the club who were, in all honesty, relative minnows. He swapped Pievigina for Bassano Virtus in at the turn of the century, stayed on for one year and then moved on again to Reggina where he would coach the youth team at the club. He worked with Reggina's youngsters for two years before leaving in favour of Italy's under-17 team.
The role in Italy's international setup was arguably his most high profile to date. He held it for two years before his exploits saw him get his first high-profile senior position with Treviso. It turned out it would be the first of two spells he would spend with the club in succession. In his first stint, he was sacked and replaced by Abel Balbo because his Treviso side was in last place in Serie B. He was later re-instated but failed to improve on his efforts in his first spell.
He then had a brief tenure in charge of Triestina before deciding to work as an assistant manager rather than as the leading light. He did so with Cagliari, Parma, Bologna, Chelsea and finally Udinese. He was awarded the job with Udinese on a full-time basis and has, in his first matches been a relative success.