Michele Marcolini (born 2 October 1975) is an Italianfootball coach and former footballer, who played as a midfielder. He is the manager of AlbinoLeffe.
A Torino youth system product, Marcolini made his senior debut with Sora in 1994. In 1997, he joined Bari, with whom he spent four seasons and also made his Serie A debut. He then played at Serie B level for two seasons with Vicenza, and then back to top flight football with Atalanta and Chievo. On 27 June 2011 he mutually terminated his contract with Chievo. He then signed a one-year contract with Serie B side Padova on 4 July 2011, and ended his career in 2013 after a lone season with Lega Pro Prima Divisione club Lumezzane.
In June 2013 Marcolini took his first managerial role, replacing Gianluca Festa as head coach of Lumezzane.
In June 2014 he was named new head coach of Lega Pro club Real Vicenza, being however sacked later in January 2015 and then re-appointed in February to complete the season in seventh place.
He successively served as head coach of A.C. Pavia from August to December 2015, and then took over at Santarcangelo for the club’s full 2016–17 Lega Pro campaign.
On 21 November 2017, he was appointed at the helm of Serie C club Alessandria, in place of Cristian Stellini.
On 27 November 2018, he was hired as head coach of Serie C club AlbinoLeffe, with the team in the relegation zone.
On 4 July 2019, he was hired as head coach of his former club, freshly relegated Serie B club, Chievo. On 1 March 2020, he was fired by Chievo, with the team in 8th place.
On 2 November 2020, he signed with Serie C club Novara. He was fired on 14 December 2020 after the club gained 4 points in 7 games under his helm.
On 5 July 2021, he returned to AlbinoLeffe.
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