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Rolando Maran

Rolando Maran
Full nameRolando Maran
Date of birth (1963-07-14) 14 July 1963 (age 57)
Place of birthTrento, Italy
Playing positionDefender
Club information
Current team
Chievo (head coach)
Senior career*
1983–1986Benacense Riva87(7)
Teams managed

Rolando Maran (born 14 July 1963) is an Italian football manager and former defender. He is currently in charge of Chievo in Serie A.



Maran has played for Benacense Riva, Chievo, Valdagno, Carrarese and Fano.[1]

Head coach

Serie B

After retiring as a player in 1997, Maran started his coaching career in 1997 at his former side Chievo as a coach, he joined Brescia as a youth coach in 1998 and stayed there for 2 years before becoming the youth coach at Cittadella in 2000.

Maran was appointed as the head coach of Cittadella in 2002, before returning to Brescia this time as Head Coach in 2005, however he was replaced by Zdenek Zeman as Head Coach in 2006. He joined Serie B giants Bari in 2006, however was sacked after a string of poor result and replaced by Giuseppe Materazzi in February 2007.

He joined Triestina in June 2007 and managed the club until 15 June 2009. The following day he joined fellow Serie B side Vicenza and managed to help them avoid relegation. On 15 June 2010, his contract at Vicenza was extended for a further 2 years. However he was sacked a year later as Vicenza Head Coach on 6 June 2011.

In October 2011, he joined struggling Serie B side Varese replacing Benito Carbone as Head Coach. He had an instant impact and led Varese to the Serie B promotion playoff's however lost out on promotion to Serie A to Sampdoria, who beat Varese 4-2 on aggregate in the 2 legged playoff Serie B final.

Serie A

In 11 June 2012, following a mixed career in the lower leagues,[2] he joined Catania in Serie A. After taking over he led Catania to a record-breaking season where they accrued 56 points from 38 Serie A matches. The season also saw Catania take a record amount of home wins in one season, its record number of victories overall in a single top flight campaign, as well as its record points total in Serie A for the fifth consecutive season. Catania finished 8th in Serie A, finishing behind Lazio in 7th place.

Maran, however, failed to repeat his impressive results in the 2013/14 season, and was ultimately dismissed on 20 October 2013 after a 1–2 loss to Cagliari Calcio that left Catania in the relegation zone. He was replaced by Luigi De Canio.[3]

On 15 January 2014 he was hired again as the Catania head coach, before being sacked for the second time later on 6 April, after five defeats in a row and with the team bottom of the league.

On 19 October 2014 he was named new head coach of Chievo in the Serie A, replacing Eugenio Corini.[4]