Mauro Milanese (born 17 September 1971) is an Italian former footballer and manager, who played as a left back. He has also been capped for the Italy national football team. He played 2 international games for Italy national first team and 200 matches at Serie A, 100 matches at Lega Pro Prima Divisione and two seasons playing in the Championship. In 2014, he was manager of Leyton Orient.
|Full name||Mauro Milanese|
|Date of birth||17 September 1971|
|Place of birth||Trieste, Italy|
|Height||1.86 m (6 ft 1 in)|
|1990–1991||→ Monfalcone (loan)||33||(5)|
|1991–1992||→ Massese (loan)||22||(2)|
|1998–1999||→ Internazionale (loan)||16||(1)|
|2005–2007||Queens Park Rangers||40||(0)|
|* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only|
Born in Trieste, Milanese started his senior career at Serie D side Monfalcone. He then played for Serie C1 side Massese, making 22 appearances before to join hometown club Triestina, where he played 50 Serie C1 matches in 2 seasons. In summer 1994 he was signed by Serie A side Cremonese, giving him the chance to make his top flight debut. He then played for Torino and Napoli, again at Serie A level. In summer 1997, he was signed by Parma, but in mid-season he was loaned to Internazionale. He played his first match for Inter on 25 January 1998, as a substitute for Youri Djorkaeff in a 1–1 draw to Empoli; he also remained at Inter the following season.
In summer 1999, he joined Perugia in co-ownership deal. In summer 2003, he left for Serie A newcomers Ancona but suffered his second relegation (the first being while at Torino). He then re-joined Serie B side Perugia.
In August 2005, he joined Queens Park Rangers in 1-year deal. Which he changed to play as a centre defender. He played 26 league matches but missed a month in September. His contract was later extended and released in May 2007. In August 2007 he was signed by Salernitana and won Serie C1 champion. He then left for Lega Pro Seconda Divisione side Varese Milanese planned to retire in July 2009 and aimed to qualify as a FIFA licensed football agent.
On 1 August 2014, Milanese was announced as the new sporting director of English League One club Leyton Orient, following the takeover by Francesco Becchetti. On 26 October 2014, Milanese replaced interim manager Kevin Nugent as manager of Leyton Orient, however he was sacked just six weeks later on 8 December.
His Managerial Record with Leyton Orient reads:( 7 league and 1 JPS Tie) from 26 October 2014 to 8 December 2014.
P8 W2 D1 L5 For 11 Against 13
Source: Neilson N. Kaufman, HISTORIAN Leyton orient FC.
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