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Domenico Di Carlo

Domenico Di Carlo
Full nameDomenico Di Carlo
Date of birth (1964-03-23) 23 March 1964 (age 51)
Place of birthCassino, Italy
Playing positionDefensive midfielder
Club information
Current team
Cesena (head coach)
Senior career*
1979–1981Real Cassino37(1)
2001F.C. Südtirol0(0)
Teams managed
2001–2004Vicenza (youth coach)

Domenico "Mimmo" Di Carlo (born 23 March 1964) is an Italian football coach, and former player, who is the head coach of Cesena in Serie A.



Di Carlo started his playing career in his native city, playing for the local Serie C2 team Real Cassino. After a number of seasons played for Treviso, Ternana, Como (where he never appeared in the first team lineup) and Palermo, where he helped the team to obtain a promotion to Serie C1, Di Carlo signed for Serie C1 team Vicenza in 1990. He quickly became one of the key players for the team, with whom he played 9 seasons, obtaining two promotions (from Serie C1 to Serie A), one Coppa Italia[1] and reaching the Cup Winners' Cup semifinals the following year. He left Vicenza in 1999, when he joined Lecce, again in Serie A. His actual last playing season was in 2000/2001 for Livorno of Serie C1, even if on November he joined for a very short time Südtirol of Serie C2.


After a period back to Vicenza, where he coached the Primavera youth team, Di Carlo was signed as coach of Serie C2 team Mantova in 2003. He was able to lead the team to back to back promotions leading Mantova to Serie B for the first since a number of decades. His first Serie B season as coach was even better, as his team obtained surprisingly a place in the promotion playoff finals, where was then defeated by giants Torino F.C. after extra time. He coached Mantova also in their 2006–07 Serie B campaign, leading to eighth place but being the first side to defeat Juventus in its first appearance in the division. In June 2007 he left Mantova.

On 12 June 2007 he was confirmed as the head coach of Serie A team Parma. In his time at Parma, he struggled to keep the crociati off the relegation zone, only to be ultimately sacked on 10 March 2008 following a 1–2 home loss to Sampdoria.[2]

On 4 November 2008 he was appointed as new Chievo boss following the dismissal of previous coach Giuseppe Iachini.[3] He guided Chievo to two consecutive mid-table placements in the Serie A, which were hailed as an impressive results, considering the difficulty of competing against more renowned teams with one of the lowest budgets in the league. On 26 May 2010 Di Carlo was confirmed to have resigned from his coaching post at Chievo.[4]

On the same day, he was then announced as new head coach of Sampdoria, with whom he made his managerial debut at the European stage in the third qualifying round of the 2010–11 UEFA Champions League and then the 2010-11 UEFA Europa League.[5] Sampdoria's form in the Serie A so far has been middling, with the Blucerchiati keeping a tight defense, but struggling to score, especially after the departures of Antonio Cassano and Giampaolo Pazzini. He was sacked on 7 March 2011 after home loss for 3–2 with the Cesena, the last match of a run of ten games that included seven losses and just one win. He was replaced by Alberto Cavasin on the same day.[6]

On 9 June 2011 Di Canio agreed to return to serve as head coach of ChievoVerona for the 2011–12 season.[7] He saved his team from relegation in his first season in charge, but was removed from his duties on 2 October 2012 and replaced by Eugenio Corini following a dismal start in the 2012–13 season.[8]

He then briefly served as head coach of Livorno at the end of the 2013–14 season in a desperate but ultimately unsuccessful attempt from the club to escape relegation.

On 8 December 2014, he was named new head coach of Serie A relegation strugglers Cesena in place of Pierpaolo Bisoli.[9]

Managerial statistics

As of 15 February 2015[10][11][12][13][14][15][16][17][18][19]
Team From To Record
G W D L GF GA GD Win %
Mantova 1 July 2003 30 June 2007 177 79 62 36 219 148 +71 44.63
Parma 12 June 2007 10 March 2008 28 5 10 13 33 46 -13 17.86
Chievo 4 November 2008 26 May 2010 69 21 19 29 73 78 -5 30.43
Sampdoria 26 May 2010 7 March 2011 38 10 12 16 36 48 -12 26.32
Chievo 9 June 2011 2 October 2012 49 17 13 19 49 60 -11 34.69
Livorno 21 January 2014 21 April 2014 14 3 3 8 20 31 -11 21.43
Cesena 8 December 2014 Present 9 2 2 5 12 19 -7 22.22
Total 384 137 121 126 442 430 +12 35.68







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  2. ^ "Parma: via Di Carlo. Scala e Zac tra i candidati" (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 10 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-03-10. 
  3. ^ "LA SQUADRA AFFIDATA A DOMENICO DI CARLO. OGGI ALLE 14 LA PRESENTAZIONE" (in Italian). AC ChievoVerona. 4 November 2008. Retrieved 2008-11-04. [dead link]
  4. ^ "COMUNICATO STAMPA" (in Italian). AC ChievoVerona. 26 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-26. [dead link]
  5. ^ "U.C. Sampdoria: Domenico Di Carlo è il nuovo tecnico" (in Italian). UC Sampdoria. 26 May 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-26. 
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  7. ^ "E' Domenico Di Carlo il nuovo mister gialloblù" (in Italian). AC ChievoVerona. 9 June 2011. Retrieved 9 June 2011. 
  8. ^ "Chievo, addio Di Carlo Arriva l'ex Corini" [Chievo, goodbye Di Carlo; former player Corini comes in] (in Italian). La Gazzetta dello Sport. 2 October 2012. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 
  9. ^ "Di Carlo nuovo tecnico del Cesena Calcio". AC Cesena. 8 December 2014. Retrieved 24 December 2014. 
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