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He made his debut for Atalanta in the Italian Serie A League. The following season, the midfielder joined the Juventus team for whom he would play until 1985, winning three league titles, one Coppa Italia, one Champions League Cup, one UEFA Cup Winners’ Cup and one UEFA Super Cup.


After five seasons in a row with Atalanta, he retired from playing football to embark on a managerial career. He stayed with the Bergamo team until 1997, coaching the "Allievi" and "Primavera" youth squads and the senior squad.


He was called upon to coach Fiorentina, immediately achieving an outstanding performance on the pitch, which earned him the FIGC (Italian Football Federation) Golden Bench award in 2006. The high point came in 2008 when Fiorentina finished fourth the League table and reached the quarter finals of the Coppa Italia and the semifinal of the Uefa Cup.


He was appointed as manager of the Italian team, reaching the finals of the European cup in 2012 and placing third in the 2013 Confederations Cup. During his time as manager, he implemented a code of ethics according to which players involved in unsportsmanlike behaviour were denied selection for the team.