Franco Scoglio

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Franco Scoglio
Personal information
Full nameFrancesco Scoglio
Date of birth(1941-05-02)2 May 1941
Place of birthLipari, Italy
Date of death3 October 2005(2005-10-03) (aged 64)
Place of deathGenoa, Italy
Teams managed
YearsTeam
1972–1973Reggina (youth team)
1973–1974Gioiese
1974–1975Messina
1975–1976Gioiese
1976–1977Acireale
1977–1978Spezia (technical manager)
1978–1979Reggina
1980–1981Messina
1981–1982Gioiese
1982–1983Reggina
1983–1984Akragas
1984–1988Messina
1988–1990Genoa
1990–1991Bologna
1991–1992Udinese
1992–1993Lucchese
1993Pescara
1993–1995Genoa
1995–1996Torino
1996–1997Cosenza
1997–1998Ancona
1998–2001Tunisia
2001–2002Genoa
2002Libya
2002–2003Napoli
 
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Franco Scoglio
Personal information
Full nameFrancesco Scoglio
Date of birth(1941-05-02)2 May 1941
Place of birthLipari, Italy
Date of death3 October 2005(2005-10-03) (aged 64)
Place of deathGenoa, Italy
Teams managed
YearsTeam
1972–1973Reggina (youth team)
1973–1974Gioiese
1974–1975Messina
1975–1976Gioiese
1976–1977Acireale
1977–1978Spezia (technical manager)
1978–1979Reggina
1980–1981Messina
1981–1982Gioiese
1982–1983Reggina
1983–1984Akragas
1984–1988Messina
1988–1990Genoa
1990–1991Bologna
1991–1992Udinese
1992–1993Lucchese
1993Pescara
1993–1995Genoa
1995–1996Torino
1996–1997Cosenza
1997–1998Ancona
1998–2001Tunisia
2001–2002Genoa
2002Libya
2002–2003Napoli

Francesco "Franco" Scoglio (Italian pronunciation: [ˈfraŋko ˈskɔʎʎo]; 2 May 1941 – 3 October 2005[1]) was an Italian football manager who coached at both national and international level.

Biography[edit]

Francesco Scoglio was born in Lipari, in the province of Messina, Italy.

Nicknamed il Professore (the Professor) because of his past teaching activity (he was a pedagogy graduate), Scoglio never actually had a playing career. He started a managing career in 1972 in one of the Reggina youth teams. He then went on coaching at amateur and Serie C levels in Sicily and Calabria (Gioiese, Messina, Acireale, Akragas). It was Scoglio who discovered the great potential of Salvatore Schillaci, one of his players during Scoglio's second stint in Messina.

However, Scoglio is most remembered for his time in Genoa CFC, which was also the team for which he first coached. He achieved great success with his next clubs, being often fired before the end of the season. He is also known for having coached the national teams of Tunisia and Libya. Under his management, Tunisia reached the semi-finals of the 2000 African Cup of Nations. His last coaching (and unsuccessful) experience was on 2002–2003 for SSC Napoli.

Scoglio then became a very popular TV commentator on football shows in Italy, and even worked for Al Jazeera as the technical expert reporting on the Italian league.

Death[edit]

On 3 October 2005, Scoglio was appearing on a regional television station in Genoa,[1] having a rather heated and passionate discussion with current Genoa president Enrico Preziosi. While Preziosi was answering one of Scoglio's charges, Scoglio lost consciousness and slumped in his chair. He died of an apparent heart attack shortly thereafter.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Brian Trusdell (2005-10-05). "Johnston takes over as manager of MetroStars". The Scotsman. Retrieved 2011-08-20. 
  2. ^ Franco Scoglio dies live - YouTube