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Name Juan Antonio Pizzi
Gender Male
Ethnic xxxx
Job xxxx Football Coach
Desc It was quite the coup for Saudi Arabia to secure the services of Juan Antonio Pizzi who followed in the footsteps of his predecessor Jorge Sampaoli to retain the Copa America with Chile at America’s Centenario tournament in 2016. An upgrade on Bert van Marwijk, Pizzi has made Saudi Arabia more confident in possession and their recent friendlies (2-1 defeats to Germany and Italy, and 2-0 wins over Greece and Algeria) suggest a team that should compete with the hosts in the opening game


Org Saudi Arabia National Team
Club as Coach Chile Arabia National Team

2014 03 22 Retrieve

[Juan Antonio Pizzi on his 20-year-old Valencia striker Paco Alcacer] Compare him with any other footballer in the world – only Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are ahead of him. It’s priceless to have a player so good at finishing in this kind of form

2017 01 28 Retrieve

[The Chile manager, Juan Antonio Pizzi speaks of the fatigue factor and was looking forward to a short break before the tournament concludes in St Petersburg] First we need to rest. We will see how the players recover and then make our decisions depending on that. Now we have three days to recover, rest and properly plan for the game on Sunday

2020 05 02 Retrieve

[Juan Antonio Pizzi on the late Sir Bobby Robson] Robson would get names wrong and we’d be there shooting looks at each other, going along with it. But he was fundamental: he had to lead Barcelona through the hardest era in 20 years, making that post-Cruyff period as trauma-free as possible. That was his great virtue. He was old school, close to the players, and the lessons from him were not just about football, they were human. He was an exceptional person and whenever we meet up, we remember him fondly