Former midfielder for AC Milan and Juventus; later became manager of AC Milan and Juventus as well as Roma, Real Madrid and the English national team; became manager of the Russian national team in 2012.
He began his professional soccer career with the Societa Polisportiva Ars et Labor (A.K.A. SPAL) in 1964.
He played for the Italian national team from 1972 to 1978.
He raised two sons named Edoardo and Pier with Laura Ghisi, whom he married in 1969.
He coached David Beckham for a season on Real Madrid.