Messina has new leadership

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Messina has a new coach

Acr Messina has announced that it has entrusted the technical guidance of the first team to Gaetano Auteri. The agreement with the coach, born in Floridia on September 21, 1961, was reached at the end of a meeting attended by president Pietro Sciotto and sporting director Marcello Pitino. After starting his career as a collaborator with coach Osvaldo Jaconi at Leonzio in the 1992-93 season, with Pitino as sporting director. In Sicily he then coached Atletico Catania, Ragusa and Igea Virtus with whom, in ’99-’00, he won the Serie D championship.

He later coached Avellino, Crotone, Martina and Siracusa before arriving at Gallipoli with which, in 2005, he won a C2 championship and a Coppa Italia in Serie C. In 2007 he returned to Siracusa with which he won the Serie D championship before moving to Catanzaro. In the 2010-2011 season, at the helm of Nocerina, he won the Serie B and the Super Cup of Lega Pro First Division; after benching the Campani and Latina
in B, he was the protagonist of an excellent championship at the helm of Matera before going to Benevento with which he gained promotion to Serie B in the ’15-’16 season. After returning to Matera in the next two championships, he re-signed with Catanzaro in 2018. In the 2020 season he was appointed as the new coach of Bari in Serie C. Last season he was coach of Pescara until the beginning of April.

“To Gaetano Auteri, welcome to the Acr Messina family,” concludes the note from the Sicilian club.

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