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Coach Roberto D'Aversa

Roberto D'Aversa was born in Germany and came through the Milan youth system, but had a middling playing career which took in the likes of Monza, Pescara and Siena, as well as 17 appearances for Sampdoria.

After two seasons as Coach with Virtus Lanciano in Serie B he was called to the Parma bench, and immediately won them promotion from Serie C through the play-offs.

Last season he guided the Ducali to second place in Serie B, and was rewarded with a contract extension to 2020.