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Angelo Gregucci

Angelo Adamo Gregucci is one of the heroes of the -9 season. A splendid defender, tall, but also fast, great man to man marker (Marco Van Basten never had it easy against Lazio), he also scored quite a lot of goals in his career.


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Angelo was born in San Giorgio Jonico on June 10 1964. He started playing in the youth teams of Taranto and debuted in the first team in 1981. He was sold to Alessandria in 1982 and stayed in the C2 club for four years. Alessandria was owned by Gian Marco Calleri and when the Calleri brothers bought Lazio, they brought Gregucci with them.


He immediately became a staple player for the Lazio squad, contributing enormously in both the -9 season and in the promotion the following year. The jump to Serie A was not a problem and he stayed with the Biancocelesti until 1993 when, much to the dismay of the fans, he was sold to Torino.


He played with the Granata for just one year and then signed for Reggiana where he stayed for the last three years of his career.


He played 212 times for Lazio (124 in Serie A, 63 in Serie B, 2 in the Serie B play outs and 23 in Coppa Italia) and scored 13 times (8 in Serie A, 4 in Serie B and once in Coppa Italia)


Once he stopped playing he became manager. He was Roberto Mancini’s assistant coach at Fiorentina and later manager at Legnano, Venezia, Salernitana, Lecce in Serie A (but was sacked after 5 games) and Vicenza. In 2009 he signed for Atalanta but was sacked after four games. In October 2010 he was called to Sassuolo but was again shown the door with three games to play in the season. In January 2012 he was appointed manager by Reggina but the job lasted only three months.


Roberto Mancini asked Gregucci to be one of his technical assistants in 2012 at Manchester City. He left when Mancini was sacked. Back at Salerno in January 2014, Salernitana won the Lega Pro Coppa Italia but he refused to renew his contract at the end of the season. In July he became manager for Casertana in Lega Pro but was sacked in November despite the team being second. He had a brief stint as technical assistant to Fabio Liverani at Leyton Orient and in 2015 became manager at Alessandria and took the team to the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia. In 2016 he was back with Mancini at Inter as assistant coach and continued with the former Lazio player also at Zenit Saint Petersburg the following year. In 2018 he joined the Italian national team as assistant and stayed for a year before going back to Salernitana. His third stint at Salerno did not last long and neither did his next job at Alessandria.


After being technical manager for Esteghlal in Iran, he is now head coach for Frosinone's primavera.


Gregucci is a Lazio hero. He became a fan too and is often heard on local radio stations talking about Lazio.


Lazio Career

Season

Total appearances (goals)

Serie A

Serie B

Coppa Italia

1986-87

36 (1)

-

33 (1)

3

1987-88

37 (3)

-

32 (3)

5

1988-89

32 (5)

26 (4)

-

6 (1)

1989-90

30 (1)

29 (1)

-

1

1990-91

33 (2)

31 (2)

-

2

1991-92

30

26

-

4

1992-93

14 (1)

12 (1)

-

2

Total

212 (13)

124 (8)

65 (4)

23 (1)

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