Zdenek Zeman: Italian coach with Czech roots
Zdenek Zeman - Italian football coach withthe Czech roots. Interest in his person is caused by the fact that the expert himself, whose coaching path started back in the late sixties of the last century, never played football professionally.
Zdenek Zeman: biography and facts from life
Zeman was born in May 1947 in Prague in the family of a doctor and a housewife. Love for the game of millions of boys instilled by his uncle Chestmir Vyzpalek, who played in his time in a number of Czechoslovak and Italian clubs.
In the late sixties of the last century in Praguemilitary operations took place. Therefore, 21-year-old Zdeněk was forced to emigrate to Italy, where he later married the Italian Chiara Perricone and received a second citizenship. Zeman received an ISEF diploma in sports medicine in the Italian city of Palermo.
For a long coaching career, Zdenek Zeman changedabout two dozen clubs, working mainly in Italy. Outside of the Apennine peninsula, the specialist led top teams from the championships of Turkey, Serbia and Switzerland.
For thirteen years Zdenek Zemantrained exclusively Italian teams from the amateur leagues. After this kind of "warm-up", the young specialist received the first position in the club of Serie A - "Palermo". True, only as a mentor of a backup composition.
At the post of coach "eagles" Zeman, as before,was delayed for a year, after which, through a semi-amateur "Likatu", he conducted two very powerful seasons in "Foggia" and "Parma" - both in Serie B. With the "crusaders" Italian coach and did a lot of noise, having beaten in the preseason match Madrid " Real ", and in the course of the season - knocking out of the Italian Cup the main contender for the title -" Milan ".
By the way, in "Foggia" Zdenek Zeman will not return yetonce and will spend in the club for 5 consecutive years in the early 90s of the last century. So long an Italian with Czech roots, neither before nor after, no longer lingered. "Foggia" Zeman remembered a bright, reckless, attacking football, which was played by young, unknown players who recently appeared on the field in Serie C. It should be noted that the 4-3-3 coach loved the scheme and continued to practice in all clubs, which he coached.
It should be noted that, among other things, Zeman has timefrom time to time to train and Italian top clubs. So, the Italian specialist worked as head coach of "Lazio" and "Napoli", but for sure the fans of the capital "Roma" will remember for a long time who Zdenek Zeman is. Photo of the coach repeatedly meets in the club museum "wolves", although he did not win with the capital's club any trophies. As, however, did not win with other teams. Zeman gave great sympathy to the fans quite different qualities.
Coaching career outside Italy
Outside of the Apennine peninsula, Czechthe Italian coached Fenerbahce, Crvena Zvezda and Lugano. At once it is necessary to note, that work outside of Italy at the coach was not set, and in all three cases he did not work for a year. In Turkey and Serbia, the coach was dismissed after only a few months after his appointment.
In the summer of 2016, the press actively disseminatedrumors that the Italian specialist zasobiralsya in the Russian championship. In particular, for a long time there was one urgent question: "Will Zdenek Zeman go to" Anji "?" In the end, the rumors turned out to be only rumors, and the coach soon became the head of the outsider of Serie A - Pescara.
Style of play
Zdenek Zeman - supporter of a force attackerfootball. All his teams, regardless of rank and the availability of top-level performers, demonstrated a bright reckless game, for which the coach and received the love of fans in all of Italy. The coach is still confident that his favorite 4-3-3 tactical scheme is the perfect combination of players of the defensive and offensive plan.
Zeman was long and firmly known as the bestcoach among the nontopic Italian teams. His "Foggia", "Cagliari" and "Lecce" collected full stadiums, and the audience came to look at the "team of Zeman".
For almost fifty years of coaching careerthe Italian can boast of only two championship titles in the B series, which for any specialist who classifies himself as a "top" is negligible. Nevertheless, Zeman Zdeněk and today, being in old age, remains a welcome manager for most Italian teams.