Eusebio Di Francesco appreciation thread

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Post by rincon on Fri Aug 19, 2016 12:22 pm



For anyone that watches or follows Serie A he is probably one of the best performing and most promising coaches in Italy. He has coached Sassuolo since 2012 (except for a couple of months in 2014). Took over Sassuolo in Serie B after Allegri had earned them promotion from Serie C1.

In his first season he won Serie B. Sassuolo was promoted for the first time ever to Serie A.

The first season in Serie A he got sacked during the winter as Squinzi was impatient but reappointed him in March. He managed to achieve safety and Sassuolo placed 17th with 34 points.

The second season in Serie A he improved by 15 points to come 12th with 49 points.

Last season (his third one) Sassuolo came 6th! with 61 points, 12 points better than the previous term. Beating AC Milan and Lazio.

Now the club which only managed to play in the first division 3 years ago is playing  the qualifiers for the EL. They beat Luzern 4-1 agg and now stand 3-0 over Red Star Belgrade after the first leg.

Di Francesco has done this with an almost all-italian squad and playing attacking football always, a unique combination in Serie A. His teams have been mostly youngsters or players from lower division when they started. Mostly unrecognizable names outside of Italy. With the more promising ones like Vrsaljko, Sansone, Zaza, and soon Berardi, leaving.

The hipster GOAT plays a very attacking 4-3-3 of roughly:

Consigli – Peluso, Acerbi, Cannavaro, Gazzola – Biondini, Magnanelli, Duncan – Sansone, Defrel, Berardi

The said that they wanted to improve every year by 10 points when they started in Serie A and they've exceeded that. With the objective being straight qualification for EL or CL playoffs (too unlikely) now.

We'll see how far he takes Sassuolo before he joins Juve in 2 years or so
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Post by rincon on Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:59 pm

His biggest achievement yet, to overturn Roma's choking mentality in Europe. Draw against Atleti and 6-3 agg vs Chelsea.

The hipster even has Roma with the strongest defense in Serie A so far.
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Post by BarrileteCosmico on Tue Oct 31, 2017 10:45 pm

This looks to be a prophetic thread ignored by GL at large. Rincon :bow:

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Re: Eusebio Di Francesco appreciation thread

Post by iftikhar on Wed Nov 01, 2017 6:37 am

@rincon wrote:His biggest achievement yet, to overturn Roma's choking mentality in Europe. Draw against Atleti and 6-3 agg vs Chelsea.

The hipster even has Roma with the strongest defense in Serie A so far.
Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. Unique will now start fapping about him. pirat
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