Born in Massa on November 5, 1953, Aurelio Andreazzoli was appointed as Roma coach on February 2, 2013. He joined the club in the summer of 2005 as part of Luciano Spalletti's backroom staff to provide technical and tactical analysis of opponents, the two having previously worked together at Udinese after meeting on a coaching course at Coverciano.
Before his time as Spalletti's technical assistant in Udine and Rome, Aurelio amassed a wealth of experience at a number of other clubs and has coached at almost every level. He began his coaching career at amateur side Ortonovo in 1987 and worked his way up through the divisions until he was given his chance in Serie C1 with home-town side Massese in 1994. In his first season he successfully steered them to safety then in the second was relieved of his duties midway through the campaign before being called back for the unfortunate end-of-season playouts. Andreazzoli also worked in the youth acadamies of Lucchese (1992-94) and Fiorentina (1996-98).
Besides assisting Spalletti at Udinese and Roma, Andreazzoli was also a member of the Roma coaching staff that helped Vincenzo Montella and then Luis Enrique. He helped both with tactical aspects while acting as a mediator with the players, with whom he has developed a close personal and professional relationship over the years. A highly respected figure within the Giallorossi locker room, the 59-year-old was kept on in the same role following Zdenek Zeman's appointment last summer.
Blessed with extensive football knowledge and now completely at home in Trigoria, Andreazzoli achieved cult status in 2006 when Taddei pulled off a stunning piece of trickery in a Champions League match against Olympiakos and the Brazilian then dubbed the move 'an Aurelio' after the coach who taught it to him.
As a member of Roma's backroom team, Andreazzoli has won two Coppa Italias (2006/07 and 2007/08) and an Italian Super Cup (2007).
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