Roberto Mancini- Football Coach (In a Nutshell)
- Roberto Mancini was born on November 27th, 1964.
- During his playing career he was an attacking midfielder, that played 36 games for Italy.
- He has coached six different teams, along with coaching the Italian national team since 2018, including being coach of Italy when they won Euro 2020.
- “I always try to work hard and well if it’s possible.”- Roberto Mancini
- “To lead your country is the crowning ambition for any coach.” – Roberto Mancini
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This is a hypothetical exercise where I have selected a team outside the AFL All Australian Squad of 40- Players Outside the Squad in AFL Season 2021:
Best 22- Team of Players (Outside the AFL All Australian Squad of 40- Season 2021) – Who Wins?
B: Brodie Smith (Adelaide Crows), Sam Taylor (GWS Giants), Brayden Maynard (Collingwood, co-captain)
HB: Jordan Dawson (Sydney Swans), Nick Haynes (GWS Giants), Jordan Ridley (Essendon)
C: Isaac Smith (Geelong Cats), Ben Keays (Adelaide), Ed Langdon (Melbourne Demons)
HF: Bailey Smith (Western Bulldogs), Harry Himmelberg (GWS Giants), Caleb Daniel (Western Bulldogs)
FF: Tim Taranto (GWS Giants), Josh Bruce (Western Bulldogs), Patrick Dangerfield (Geelong)
Foll: Scott Lycett (Port Adelaide), Travis Boak (Port Adelaide, co-captain), Joshua Kelly (GWS Giants, co-captain)
Int: Nick Hind (Essendon), Lachie Whitfield (GWS Giants), Andrew Brayshaw (Fremantle Dockers), Jack Crisp (Collingwood)
Coach- Brett Ratten (St Kilda- Best Coach outside of the Top 8 in AFL Season 2021)- Since the Premiership coach is automatically the coach of the All Australian coach, I didn’t select any coach inside the top 8, as any of the 8 teams can win the Premiership. I chose Ratten, as St Kilda finished tenth and just missed out of the finals; St Kilda played some good footy in Season 2021.
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Claudio Ranieri- Football Coach (In a Nutshell)
- Claudio Ranieri was born on October 20th, 1951 in Italy.
- During his playing career he played for four Italian teams as a defender.
- “I am a lucky man because when I was young, I wanted to be a footballer. Suddenly, around 30 years old, I thought, ‘I want to try to be a manager because it’s different.’”- Claudio Ranieri
- Having being coach of 19 club teams and one international team, Greece, is impressive.
- “We work so hard. Everyone does, but only one can win.”- Claudio Ranieri
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