Before being embroiled in corruption scandals, Michel Platini made a career as one of the greatest footballers ever. It was in Italy that he was at his best and his time at Juventus was a legendary period for player and club.
José Mourinho has managed a host of clubs, but for various reasons, it is perhaps his days at Inter that are the best. This is the story of his time in Milan, featuring victory, smart tactics and solid relationships with staff and players.
When Fabio Quagliarella moved to Napoli, his hometown club, trophies were expected and dreams were to be fulfilled. When he left, there was anger, but that was never understood fully. This is the story of it all.
Maurizio Zamparini is one of the most eccentric owners in football, and he set the precedent early in his Palermo years. Chopping, changing and lots of drama, this is the story of his early years in Sicily.
After a disappointing season, there is going to be a fresh start at AS Roma and leading the charge will be Gianluca Petrachi, the former Torino Sporting Director who comes in with a gleaming reputation.
It’s rare to see a Scottish player in Italy’s top flight, but next season, Hellas Verona’s Liam Henderson could be the first since 1986 to achieve that feat. He has had a unique career thus far, this is the story of it all.
From the finance department of a bank to one of the biggest clubs in England, Maurizio Sarri’s story is rare. This piece takes you through the wandering in the lower leagues and the eventual success at Empoli that inspired the manager he is today.