Francesco Monaco (footballer)

Francesco Monaco (born 6 May 1960) is an Italian association football manager and a former player. He is currently the head coach of Lucchese.

Francesco Monaco
Personal information
Date of birth (1960-05-06) 6 May 1960 (age 59)
Place of birth Latiano, Italy
Height 1.67 m (5 ft 6 in)
Playing position Midfielder
Club information
Current team
Lucchese (head coach)
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
1977–1979 Squinzano 64 (2)
1979–1980 Sampdoria 4 (0)
1980–1981 Novara 31 (0)
1981–1984 Teramo 88 (15)
1984–1986 Lucchese 60 (5)
1986–1987 Lanciano 30 (0)
1987–1995 Lucchese 234 (1)
1995–1997 Forlì 31 (0)
Teams managed
2000–2001 Lucchese (assistant)
2001–2005 Ascoli (youth)
2005–2006 Lanciano
2006 Ancona
2007–2009 Ancona
2009 Potenza
2010–2011 Carrarese
2011–2012 Piacenza
2012–2013 Foligno
2014–2015 Piacenza
2016 Pro Sesto
2016–2017 Prato
2018 Fabriano Cerret
2019– Lucchese
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only

CareerEdit

PlayerEdit

Monaco has been a former player in the lower ranks of Italian professional football of Squinzano, Sampdoria, Novara, Teramo, Lucchese, Lanciano and Forlì.

CoachEdit

Monaco successively entered into a coaching career, serving as assistant coach of Lucchese during the 2000–01 season and then as Ascoli's youth coach until 2005. In July 2005 he took his first head coaching job at Serie C1's Lanciano, then working as head coach of A.C. Ancona from July to December 2006, and again from March 2007 to May 2009, leading the biancorossi to promotion to Serie B in 2008, before being sacked due to poor results on May 2009.[1][2] His successive coaching experience was at the helm of Potenza on Prima Divisione, where he replaced Ezio Capuano for a bare month (from September to October 2009).

In July 2010 he was appointed new head coach of Lega Pro Seconda Divisione club Carrarese.[3]

In summer 2011 he was appointed new head coach of Lega Pro Prima Divisione club Piacenza until the end of the season.

On 16 October 2012, he was named new coach of Foligno in Lega Pro Seconda Divisione.

On 16 June 2014, he was renamed new coach of Piacenza in Serie D.

In January 2018, he was hired by ASD Fabriano Cerret.[4]

On 30 July 2019, he signed with Lucchese in Serie D.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "COPPA ITALIA TIM 2008/09" (in Italian). Empoli FC. 13 August 2008. Archived from the original (doc) on 20 July 2011. Retrieved 3 May 2009.
  2. ^ "Esonerato mister Monaco. Al suo posto arriva Salvioni" (in Italian). AC Ancona. 3 May 2009. Retrieved 3 May 2009.
  3. ^ "Francesco Monaco è il nuovo allenatore della Carrarese" (in Italian). Radio Bruno Toscana. 25 July 2010. Retrieved 17 January 2010.
  4. ^ Fabriano Cerreto, c'è il tecnico: arriva Francesco Monaco‚ marcheingol.it, 24 January 2018
  5. ^ "Monaco nuovo allenatore della Lucchese" (in Italian). Gazzetta Lucchese. 30 July 2019.