Crawley’s Gabriele Cioffi: ‘My run on the pitch was a run of love – I love my players’

28 October 2019 14:53
Crawley Town have knocked out Norwich and Stoke and now meet Colchester for a place in the Carabao Cup quarter-finals - and their much-travelled Italian manager is enjoying the ride“I was 19, I broke my ACL [anterior cruciate ligament]. I was 22, I broke my CL. I was 23, I broke my CL. Out of contract.” Gabriele Cioffi sighs. The Crawley Town manager is describing part of the long journey of his career and how he has arrived at this critical juncture, where he will lead his team into the fourth round of the League Cup for the first time in the club’s history on Tuesday.So far, Crawley have overcome Premier League Norwich City 1-0 before seeing off Championship Stoke 5-3 on penalties after a 1-1 draw. Their fourth round tie against League Two rivals Colchester United – who dumped out Tottenham in the last round – is the biggest game of most of his players’ lives. They want more. Related: Richie Wellens driven by Alex Ferguson's influence as Swindon soar | Ben Fisher Related: The standout young players in League One and League Two this season Continue full article

Source: TheGuardian