Pasquale Marino (born 13 July 1962) is an Italian football manager and former midfielder.

Pasquale Marino
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Personal information
Date of birth (1962-07-13) 13 July 1962 (age 57)
Place of birth Marsala, Italy
Playing position Midfielder
Youth career
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
?–1984 Marsala
1984–1986 Akragas
1986–1989 Siracusa
1989–1992 Battipagliese
1992–1993 Potenza
1993–1994 Messina
1994–1997 Catania
Teams managed
1997–1999 Milazzo
1999–2000 Ragusa
2000–2002 Paternò
2002–2004 Foggia
2004–2005 Arezzo
2005–2007 Catania
2007–2009 Udinese
2010 Udinese
2010–2011 Parma
2011–2012 Genoa
2013–2014 Pescara
2014–2016 Vicenza
2016–2017 Frosinone
2017–2018 Brescia
2018–2019 Spezia
2019 Palermo
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only


Playing careerEdit

In his playing career, started for his home team, Marsala, Marino never played in divisions higher than Serie C1, and ended his career for Catania in 1996–97.

Coaching careerEdit

His coaching career begun in 1997–98 for Serie D team Milazzo, where he nearly won the league at his debut, ending in second place. However, his outbreak came at Paternò, which he led on two consecutive promotions from Serie D to Serie C1. He then signed for Serie C2 Foggia, which he led to an immediate Serie C1 promotion. He made his Serie B debut in 2004–05 with Arezzo, replacing Mario Somma. Fired in the half-season and replaced by Marco Tardelli, he was successively recalled at the helm of the team, ending in 14th place.

In 2005, he became coach of Catania: in his first season for the rossoblu, Marino brought the team back to Serie A after over 20 years. He also coached Catania in its 2006–07 Serie A campaign. After a very impressive start that brought Catania up to the highest table positions, Catania experienced a negative streak following the riots in the Sicilian derby which caused the death of a policeman and resulted in the Catania home stadium to be disqualified for the remainder of the season. After Catania saved in the last matchday, thanks to a 2–1 win to relegation rivals Chievo, Marino announced he was going to leave his post. He later signed a four-year contract with Udinese. Speaking to SkyItalia in the post-match interview, Marino didn't hide his disappointment following the lacklustre display by his side against bottom placed Reggina. “We were awful this afternoon, and despite having a numerical advantage, it seemed as if we were the team playing in nine men," snarled Marino. "I am very disappointed with the display, despite the positive result. I certainly was not expecting such a poor display from my men today, as I expect everyone to give their all when they put on the Zebrette shirt.”[1]

He was stripped of his managerial duties on 22 December 2009, as Udinese failed to impress in the first half of the 2009–10 season, and was replaced by Gianni De Biasi.[2][3] He was appointed back at the helm of Udinese on 21 February 2010, after De Biasi was sacked due to poor results.[4]

In June 2010 he was appointed new head coach of Parma, replacing Francesco Guidolin.[5] On 3 April 2011 Marino, after the home defeat with Bari was sacked.[6] On 22 December 2011, he was appointed the new head coach of Genoa to replace Alberto Malesani who was sacked after a disastrous 1–6 away defeat against Napoli.[7] Marino's tenure as Genoa coach however turned out to be rather disappointing, as he did not manage to bring the team back into the fight for a European competition spot and instead left it close to the relegation zone; he was ultimately dismissed on 2 April 2012 after a 4–5 loss to Inter, and replaced by his predecessor Alberto Malesani.[8]

He then accepted an offer to become new head coach of Serie B promotion hopefuls Pescara for the 2013–14 season, but was dismissed later throughout the season due to poor results.

Marino returned into management on 30 October 2014, taking over from Giovanni Lopez at Vicenza, still in Serie B.[9]

On 6 June 2016, Marino was appointed manager of Frosinone.[10] He left the club by the end of the season, after losing automatic promotion on the final days of the season, and then being surprisingly defeating by Carpi in the playoff semi-finals.

On 12 October 2017, he was named new head coach of Serie B club Brescia.[11] He was dismissed by Brescia on 16 January 2018.[12]

In June 2018 he was appointed by Spezia as new head coach.[13] He guided Spezia to a promotion playoff spot, during which they lost to Cittadella in the first round.

On 7 June 2019, he was named new head coach of Serie B club Palermo, thus marking his comeback as a head coach in his native Sicily.[14] However, he never actually managed to serve on his role as the club was excluded from Serie B on 12 July 2019 due to financial irregularities.


  1. ^ Udinese’s Marino Unhappy Despite Reggina Victory. (2009-04-12). Retrieved on 2011-04-04.
  2. ^ "Marino esonerato De Biasi al suo posto -". La Repubblica (in Italian). Retrieved 2018-07-04.
  3. ^ "Udinese Sack Pasquale Marino & Appoint Gianni De Biasi - Official |". Retrieved 2018-07-04.
  4. ^ "De Biasi esonerato, torna Marino". Ticinonline (in Italian). 2010-02-21. Retrieved 2018-07-04.
  5. ^ "Pasquale Marino al Parma – Domani, 3/06 presentazione ufficiale" (in Italian). Parma FC. 2 June 2010. Archived from the original on 28 November 2010. Retrieved 2 June 2010.
  6. ^ Il Bari inguaia il ParmaE Marino viene esonerato – La Gazzetta dello Sport. (2010-10-13). Retrieved on 2011-04-04.
  7. ^ "Genoa sack manager Malesani, appoint Marino". The Guardian. 22 December 2011. Retrieved 23 December 2011.
  8. ^ "COMUNICATO STAMPA". Genoa CFC. 2 April 2012. Retrieved 3 April 2012.
  9. ^ "PASQUALE MARINO È L'ALLENATORE DEL VICENZA" (in Italian). Vicenza Calcio. 30 October 2014. Archived from the original on 26 June 2015. Retrieved 30 October 2014.
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  11. ^ "Pasquale Marino è il nuovo allenatore delle rondinelle" (in Italian). Brescia Calcio. 12 October 2017. Retrieved 15 October 2017.
  12. ^ "Roberto Boscaglia nuovo allenatore del Brescia" (in Italian). Brescia Calcio. 16 January 2018.
  13. ^ "Gianluca Di Marzio :: Spezia, ufficiale: Pasquale Marino nuovo allenatore" (in Italian). Retrieved 2018-07-04.
  14. ^ "MARINO È L'ALLENATORE DEL PALERMO". US Città di Palermo. 7 June 2019. Retrieved 8 June 2019.