The world of football, and Turin in particular, is in mourning for the death of Sergio Vatta. This extraordinary talent scout has discovered champions such as Vieri, Dino Baggio , Fuser and Lentini.
With Sergio Vatta one of the last true talent scouts of Italian football leaves. Vatta lived on bread and football and saw us long because he discovered champions of the caliber of Vieri and Dino Baggio.
“Italian football loses another extraordinary protagonist, we will remember Vatta's great passion for this sport and the attention he has reserved for the youth world. Without him, football Italy would have been poorer in champions ”.
The president of the FIGC, Gabriele Gravina and all Italian football mourn the death of Sergio Vatta.
Head of the youth sector of Turin between the 80s and 90s and coach of the first grenade team in 1989, he was the discoverer of many talents, he made more than 60 boys debut in Serie A, launching players like Christian Vieri, Dino Baggio, Diego Fuser and Gianluigi Lentini.
In 1991 he joined the Federcalcio as coach and head of the Under 16 and Under 17 national teams and then became in the 1997/98 season the Technical Commissioner of the Women's National Team.
As coach he led the Italian team to the final phase of the US World Cup and made a valuable contribution to the growth of the movement. (source ANSA).
Source: Blitz Quotidiano