Serie A's Five Greatest Managers of All Time

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Serie A's Five Greatest Managers of All Time
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Being a manager in Italy is a rough job.  In many cases the prevailing attitude of team owners and presidents is sack first, ask questions later.

That kind of instability can lead to disastrous results.  Recently-relegated Palermo had four in-season managerial changes over the course of the season.  Men like the rosaneri's Maurizio Zamperini and Inter's Massimo Moratti often give in to knee-jerk reactions and fire their managers at the first sign of trouble.

But when a manager is able to grab a foothold and endure at an Italian club, the results tend to be good.

The era in which a manager would spend a decade or more at one club seems to be behind us.  Both trigger-happy owners and the transient nature of the modern soccer coach has seen to that.  But these five men took the reigns of their clubs in Italy and led their teams to extended runs of success, becoming legendary in the process.

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