Coach of the powerhouse AC Milan football club in Italy's Serie A took them back to the league title game in his first season.
A journeyman midfielder during his career, he played for two decades with close to a dozen different teams in Italy.
Though his Milan squad saw some success in the early rounds of the European playoffs, they were eliminated in later rounds.
He was born in Livorno, Italy.
Stephan Elshaarawy was one of the great young talents he managed in Milan.