Another Italian club wants Neftchi’s ex-manager


Italian football club Imolese is eager to work with Neftchi’s former head coach Roberto Bordin, Report says, citing Tuttoc.

Bordin can replace Gianluca Atzori, who parted ways with the club yesterday.

Earlier, Serie C club Sambenedettese also wanted to appoint Roberto Bordi as head coach. The Italian head coach worked at Neftchi from 2018 to the beginning of this year. He won a silver medal at the Azerbaijani championship in the 2018/2019 season.

Bordin began his career in the lower leagues, playing for Sanremese, Taranto, and Parma before joining Cesena with whom he won promotion to Serie A in 1987. He later played for Atalanta, Napoli, and Piacenza in Serie A, before moving to the lower leagues to join Triestina. He spent the later years of his career at Spezia, except for a season with Vicenza. Adept in either midfield or defense, he would become noted for his longevity as a professional footballer. He finished his career with Spezia in 2005. Since then, he started a career into management, serving as Andrea Mandorlini’s assistant during his spells at Bologna, Padova, Siena, Sassuolo, CFR Cluj, and, most recently, Verona. On 8 March 2016, he became the head coach of Triestina. On 5 October 2016 – Sheriff Tiraspol in Moldova’s National Division. Bordin was announced as Neftchi FC’s new manager on a two-year contract on 8 June 2018.


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