UEFA Champions League - 2019/20 SeasonMatch press kits
|SSC Napoli||Stadio San Paolo - NaplesTuesday 25 February 2020|
21.00CET (21.00 local time) Round of 16, First leg
Date of birth: 9 January 1978
Playing career: Perugia, Rangers, Salernitana, Milan, Sion
Coaching career: Sion, Palermo, OFI Crete, Pisa, Milan Under-19s, Milan, Napoli
• Gattuso joined Rangers as a teenager after Perugia suffered relegation from Serie A in 1997 and returned to Italy in October 1998, joining first Salernitana and then, at the start of 1999/2000, Milan.
• After helping the Azzurrini win the UEFA European Under-21 Championship, he marked his first start for the senior national side with the only goal of the game against England in a November 2000 friendly in Turin.
• Though a fringe player for Italy at the 2002 FIFA World Cup and UEFA EURO 2004 he was a key protagonist at the 2006 World Cup, winning the man of the match award in the quarter-final against Ukraine and excelling in the final against France; also appeared at UEFA EURO 2008 and the 2010 World Cup, retiring after the latter tournament having won 73 caps.
• A UEFA Champions League and UEFA Super Cup winner with Milan in 2003 and 2007, and part of the side that suffered a dramatic defeat by Liverpool in the 2005 UEFA Champions League final, Gattuso also won the Scudetto in 2004 and 2011, the Coppa Italia in 2003 and the FIFA Club World Cup in 2007. Hung up his boots in 2013 after a season in Switzerland with Sion, where he took his first steps into management as player-coach as the replacement for Víctor Muñoz in February 2013.
• Left Sion that May and subsequently had short spells in charge at Palermo and in Greece with OFI Crete before leading Pisa to promotion to Serie B in 2015/16. Returned to Milan in May 2017 as coach of the Under-19 Primavera side, stepping up to the first team in November following Vincenzo Montella's departure. Left the club in May 2019, and returned to coaching seven months later, succeeding his former Rossoneri boss Carlo Ancelotti at Napoli.
Date of birth: 27/09/1958
Playing career: Real Racing Club (twice), Atlético Madrid, Logroñés, Levante
Coaching career: Real Racing Club, Poli Ejido, Equatorial Guinea, Logroñés, Lugo, Las Palmas, Real Betis, Barcelona
• Enrique 'Quique' Setién Solar started out as a beach football player in the northern Spanish region of Cantabria, representing his country at the sport.
• He then played for local side Real Racing Club for 12 seasons over two spells, where his performances in central midfield earned him the nickname 'El Maestro' (The Máster). Setién won the 1985 Spanish Super Cup with Atlético, and had spells at Logroñés and Levante either side of his second stint at Racing Club before hanging up his boots in 1996.
• A member of Spain's 1986 FIFA World Cup squad, he earned three caps for his country.
• Started out in coaching with his home-town club in 2001 before spells in the lower leagues with Poli Ejido, Logroñés and Lugo and a brief stint with the Equatorial Guinea national team. A keen chess fan who has played against former world champions Anatoly Karpov and Garry Kasparov, he stepped up to the Spanish top flight when named Las Palmas coach in October 2015, keeping the Canary Island side in the division.
• In 2017 he joined Real Betis, leading them to sixth position in the Liga that season and the UEFA Europa League round of 32 in 2018/19 before leaving the Seville club at the end of the campaign. A disciple of Barcelona legend Johan Cruyff, playing the kind of possession-based passing style that has become synonymous with the Catalan club, he was named Barça coach on 13 January 2020, signing a two-and-a-half year deal to replace Ernesto Valverde.
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