A tutto sport al #meeting19: Zanetti, Schiavone e Arrigo Sacchi
He was twice manager of Milan —, —with great success. He won the Serie A title in his —88 debut season and then dominated European football by winning Sacchi di partner to back European Cups in and From tohe was head coach of the Italy national team and led them to the FIFA World Cup finalonly to lose to Brazil in a Sacchi di partner shoot-out. Sacchi is regarded as one of the greatest managers of all-time  and his Milan side — is widely regarded to be one of the greatest club sides to ever play the game, and by Sacchi di partner to be the greatest of all-time.
Sacchi was never a professional football player he had played as a part-time footballer in amateur clubs for some years and for many years worked as a shoe salesman. This led to his famous quote directed at those who questioned his qualifications: "I never realised that in order to become a jockey you have to have been a Sacchi di partner first. He started his career managing his local club, Baracca Lugo, because he was not good enough to play for them.
Of the challenge he faced, Sacchi said, "I was twenty-six, my goalkeeper was Sacchi di partner and my centre-forward was thirty-two. I had to win them over. He then took over at Rimini who were playing in the Serie C1and almost led them to a title. He received his breakthrough when he moved to Fiorentina as a youth coach. His achievements with the youth team earned interest from Parmawho were then playing in Serie C1.
Of greater importance to his time at Parma, however, Sacchi di partner the team's performance in the Coppa Italia ; they beat Milan 1—0 in the group stages, and beat them again 1—0 on aggregate in the first knockout round. This was enough to attract interest from Milan club owner Silvio Berlusconi Sacchi di partner, who promptly appointed Sacchi as manager. At Milan, Sacchi again faced problems of credibility. The press argued that such an inadequate player could never go on to be a successful coach, and that even Berlusconi — who had played football at amateur level — was probably a better Sacchi di partner.
Sacchi, however, coined a witty term in response: "I never realised that in order to become a jockey you have to have been a horse first. Sacchi's success at Milan gained him two back-to-back European Cups. However, other great players such as Roberto Donadonias well as the defensive back four of Franco BaresiAlessandro CostacurtaMauro Tassotti and Paolo Maldiniwere also a key to his success. Gullit and Van Basten scored two goals each and Milan lifted the European Cup for the first time in over 20 years.
En route to the final, Milan had dispatched Real Madrid 6—1 on aggregate in the semi-final, a result which almost represented the passing of the mantle for best European club. The quarter-final against Werder Bremen was a tight affair; Milan only went through 1—0 on aggregate thanks to a Van Basten penalty. The second round was shrouded in controversy.
Donadoni had his life saved only through the quick-thinking of the Red Star Belgrade physio, who broke his jaw to make Sacchi di partner passage for oxygen to reach his lungs after he had suffered a bad foul and Sacchi di partner unconscious. The first leg ended in a 1—1 draw and the second leg got called off in 64th minute and rescheduled to be replayed the next day due to the thick fog Milan was losing 0—1 at the moment.
Milan eventually progressed following a penalty shoot-out. Although the team was not as strong as they had been in the previous season, they were victorious again in By winning the final, Milan became the first team which retained the title Sacchi di partnerand the last team to do Sacchi di partner until Real Madrid managed to achieve this feat 27 years later. Sacchi would also capture back to back European Super Cups and Intercontinental Cups in andand would lead Milan to the final of the —90 Coppa Italiawhere they were defeated by Juventus.
The following season saw them defeated by eventual runners-up Marseille in the quarter-final, and finish second in Serie A behind Sampdoriawhile they were eliminated in the semi-finals of the Coppa Italia by eventual champions Roma.
This was Sacchi's last season with i Rossoneri. InSacchi was appointed manager of the Sacchi di partner national teamreplacing Azeglio Vicini.
Sacchi based his Italian selection predominantly on Milan players, especially in the defensive line which featured Paolo Maldini and Franco Baresi; the attacking line was led by talismanic Ballon d'or winner Roberto Baggio of Juventus. Despite not being among the favourites Sacchi di partner losing their first match 1—0 to the Republic of IrelandItaly reached the final their first sincewhere they were defeated by Brazil in a penalty shoot-outthe first ever shootout in a World Cup final.
However, the second spell was unsuccessful with Milan finishing 11th in the league and suffering its worst ever Serie A defeat, losing at home Sacchi di partner eventual champions Juventus. Sacchi had brief spells in the Spanish La Ligataking charge of Atlético Madrid in after his second spell with the Rossoneri.
He could only guide Los Colchoneros to a disappointing 13th place in the league in his only season at the Vicente Calderón Stadiumalthough they did qualify for Europe having finished as runners-up in the Copa del Rey.
He later returned to Madrid, this time at the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium as director of football at Real Madrid for the —05 season.
Nicknamed Sacchi di partner Prophet of Fusignano",  Sacchi favored a fluid, yet highly organised attacking 4—4—2 formation   discarding the traditional libero  in an era where Italian football was mainly focussed on strong Sacchi di partner play,   and Helenio Herrera 's Catenaccio tactics were still Sacchi di partner strong influence.
Sacchi believes in the Dutch concept of Total Football insisting that young players should be coached in all Sacchi di partner of football rather than into specialist positions, helping the team both with or without the ball. I often quote what Michelangelo said: 'The spirit guides the hand. Sacchi is also remembered for his outspokenness, stubbornness and his meticulous, obsessive attention to detail when preparing tactical solutions and perfecting plays, which his players were then Sacchi di partner to memorise and implement consistently during matches.
Sacchi is also credited as an innovator, popularising high pressing from his teams, the offside trap, and a high defensive line with no more than 25 metres between defence and attack. Parma . Milan . Italy . From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Italian association football player and manager. Retrieved 7 Sacchi di partner The Telegraph.
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