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Coach Leonardo Semplici

The Italian had a modest playing career, amassing six spells in the lower leagues, turning out for sides such as Poggibonsi and Grosseto, as well as local club Lucchese. In 2004 Semplici took his first steps in to coaching at Sangimignano and earned promotion back to Serie D, before spells at fellow Tuscan sides Arezzo and Pisa. The former defender was appointed at SPAL in 2014 when the club were a Lega Pro outfit and within three years has guided the club back to Serie A, and proudly as champions to boot.