This session is focussed on preparing players for an upcoming opponent, specifically with regard to getting them to understand their options for playing out from the goalkeeper against the exact formation they are likely to encounter. It also prepares them to play against the opposition when outnumbered in certain areas of the pitch. I like... MORE
A lower division defender for much of his playing career in his home country of Italy, Gabriele Cioffi rose through the divisions to play one season in Serie A for Torino in his early 30s.
After hanging up his boots with Carpi in 2012, he stayed on at the club as assistant coach. He subsequently managed Gavorrano in the fourth tier of Italian football, before spending two years in Australia as a youth coach for Eastern United.
He has also worked as Henk Ten Cate’s assistant coach at Al Jazira Club in the UAE and as a member of Gianfranco Zola’s backroom staff at Birmingham City. He has been manager of League Two club Crawley Town since 2018.