Carlo Cornacchia was brought to Fulham by Claudio Ranieri in November 2018 as First Team Coach.
Like fellow coach Scott Parker, Cornacchia’s first time working with Ranieri was in his playing days, in his case in the late-80s/early-90s at Cagliari for two years followed by a season at Napoli.
Cornacchia spent 12 years as a professional footballer in Italy, during which time he won Serie C and Serie B, featured in the UEFA Cup, and netted a 15 minute hat-trick whilst playing for Atalanta, despite being a defender.
Following his retirement from playing, Cornacchia moved to the United States to begin his coaching career at Colorado Rush.
He stayed in Colorado until 2017 where he occupied a number of roles and coached various age groups, culminating in his position as Director of Boys Division at Colorado Storm for his final four years in the States.
Cornacchia then linked back up with Ranieri as he returned to Europe to take on a different challenge with Nantes in France, whom they helped comfortably avoid relegation and finish ninth in Ligue 1.
Now together again at Fulham, Cornacchia plays a key role in training sessions and the preparation of the team for the next fixture, making sure players are comfortable in their roles and know what is expected of them for each game.