|Full name Cristiano Scazzola|
Name Cristiano Scazzola
Place of birth Loano, Italy
Role Football team manager
Spouse Eliana Danielli (m. 2009)
|Date of birth (1971-07-20) July 20, 1971 (age 44)|
Current team Pro Vercelli (head coach)
Team coached F.C. Pro Vercelli 1892 (Manager, since 2013)
Children Virginia Marialinda Scazzola
Presentazione cristiano scazzola robur siena 2016
Cristiano Scazzola (born July 20, 1971) is an Italian football coach and former player. He is currently head coach of Lega Pro side Casertana.
A Genoa youth product, Scazzola made his professional debut in a 1990–91 Coppa Italia game against Roma. He successively left Genoa to pursue a long career in the lower divisions, starting with Massese (Serie C1) in 1991. He made his Serie B debut in 1996, in what was a short comeback of his at Genoa. He left professional football in 2006 after a short stint with Pisa to join Vercelli-based amateurs Pro Belvedere, with whom he served as captain in the club's historical Serie D promotion in 2009. He retired in 2010, aged 39, after a Serie C2 season in which he served contemporaneously as both player and assistant head coach.
After retirement, Scazzola accepted a youth coach position at the club after it merged with and changed denomination to Pro Vercelli. In 2012, he took charge of the Primavera under-19 club at the club, and in 2013 he was named new head coach for the club's 2013–14 Lega Pro Prima Divisione campaign.
In his first season as a head coach, Scazzola succeeded in guiding Pro Vercelli to second place in the league, behind champions Virtus Entella, and then won the promotion playoffs to bring his club swiftly back to Serie B. He was successively confirmed as head coach of Pro Vercelli for the 2014–15 Serie B season.
As head coach of a newly promoted Serie B club, Scazzola was also successfully admitted to the yearly UEFA Pro Licence course to be held in Coverciano.