Fabio Grosso will be embarking on a new journey as manager of Bari next season following three seasons in charge of Juventus’ Primavera.
Having played for the Bianconeri between 2009 and 2012, the former Italy international and 2006 World Cup winner took over the reins of the club’s Under 19s in 2014.
Since then, he has succeeded in maintaining a highly competitive and cohesive team despite the significant turnover that naturally takes place at Primavera level.
Over time, Grosso’s sides built a reputation for free-flowing and high-scoring football, and not without meeting tangible milestones in the process.
In 2016, the Primavera won the Viareggio Cup, whilst also reaching the league and Coppa Italia finals. Last season, they would bow out on penalties in the Scudetto semi-final playoff, but make marked progress in Europe by qualifying for the UEFA Youth League knockout rounds.
What’s more, Grosso achieved all of this with a smile on his face and perfect manners, his calm personality setting an excellent environment for his players to develop and mature.
Thank you for the memories, Fabio, and all the best for your new adventure.