Corrado Orrico

Corrado Orrico (born 16 April 1940) is an Italian football coach.

Corrado Orrico
Personal information
Date of birth (1940-04-16) 16 April 1940 (age 82)
Place of birth Massa, Italy
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1960–1966 Sarzanese
Management career
1966–1969 Sarzanese
1969–1970 Carrarese
1970–1972 Massese
1972–1975 Camaiore
1975–1979 Carrarese
1979–1980 Udinese
1980–1983 Carrarese
1983–1984 Brescia
1984–1986 Carrarese
1986–1987 Prato
1987–1988 Carrarese
1988–1991 Lucchese
1991–1992 Inter
1994–1995 Carrarese
1995–1996 Avellino
1996–1997 Siena
1997–1998 Alessandria
1998–1999 Empoli
1999–2000 Lucchese
2001–2002 Treviso
2002–2003 Massese
2006–2007 Carrarese
2008–2009 Prato
2013 Gavorrano
*Club domestic league appearances and goals

CareerEdit

Orrico started his coaching career by serving as head in a number of minor division clubs in his native Tuscany, and he gained popularity after guiding Lucchese to impressive results in the Italian Serie B, narrowly missing a historic promotion in the top-flight; such results led Internazionale chairman Ernesto Pellegrini to appoint him as new head coach for the 1991–92 season as a replacement for Giovanni Trapattoni, who had won the scudetto with the nerazzurri side in the 1988-89 season. One of his first moves was to assign the #5 shirt to German captain Lothar Matthäus, instead of his usual #8. However, his career at Inter turned out to be extremely unsatisfactory and he was sacked after a few games in the national league and a disappointing UEFA Cup campaign, ended with an early elimination by Boavista FC. His position was taken by Luis Suárez.

He then coached with little success a number of minor league teams, mostly from his native Tuscany. In 2008, he marked his football comeback, accepting an offer from Serie C2 team Prato. He left Carrarese in June 2009, after his son committed suicide; his dead body was found by Corrado Orrico himself.[1]

In April 2013, following the sacking of Renato Buso, 73-year-old Corrado Orrico was appointed new head coach of Lega Pro Seconda Divisione strugglers Gavorrano, in deep relegation zone with four remaining games to the end of season.[2] He failed to escape relegation, with Gavorrano being defeated in the relegation playoffs.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dramma Orrico Si suicida il figlio" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 2009-05-30. Retrieved 2010-07-05.
  2. ^ "Orrico torna in panchina: l'ex Inter cercherà di salvare il Gavorrano" [Orrico back on the dugout: the former Inter coach will try to save Gavorrano] (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 15 April 2013. Retrieved 16 April 2013.