Soccer manager known for working with a number of teams throughout his long career, including Milan, Japan, and Torino.
He started out playing soccer but his career was cut short after an injury. It was then that he began his managing career.
He helped the Japanese national team become the first team to qualify for the 2014 FIFA World Cup.
He was born in Meldola, Italy.
He became the coach of star midfielder Shinji Kagawa on the Japanese national team.