Tuesday July 2 2013
Giannini Coach of Lebanon

Former Roma and Italy star Giuseppe Giannini is the new Coach of the Lebanon national team.

Known by Giallorossi fans as ‘Il Principe,’ Giannini put pen to paper on a two-year contract with the side that is 131st in the FIFA World rankings.

“I am very satisfied, as I have two years to help the Lebanon team grow,” he told

“I found players who are technically gifted and very quick. I will try to help them improve on a tactical and professional level.

“The Federation did not ask me to win, but to aid a generation of players to grow up and lay the foundations for a better future.”

Giannini has struggled during his management career, having brief spells with Foggia, Sambenedettese, Romanian team Arges Pitesti, Massese, Gallipoli, Verona and Grosseto.