Eolie remembers “professor” Franco Scoglio, Serie A coach

The article talks about the celebration in Lipari to remember Professor Franco Scoglio, a famous football coach from the Aeolian Islands who was the only one to have coached in Serie A. The event, organized by the association “Amici del Presepe” in collaboration with the local government and federalberghi, is titled “The Bastards of… Scoglio” and will take place from June 6th to 9th. Guests include current Acr Messina coach Giacomo Modica, sports director Domenico Roma, striker Vincenzo Plescia, midfielder Domenico Franco, and winger Domenico Lia.

Scoglio, who passed away in Genova, where he lived and talked about football on TV, was born in Canneto, Lipari in 1941. He is remembered for his coaching career in several Italian clubs and national teams, as well as for his teaching activities in physical education. He was known as “the professor” by all.

The article also includes comments from writer Stefano Borghi, who praises Scoglio’s coaching abilities, especially during his time in Messina. Scoglio was known for his tough coaching style and his focus on set plays and the mental aspect of the game. He was loved by his players, whom he called his “bastards”, and he was respected by many in the football world.

The article concludes with a mention of Lipari possibly dedicating a street to Scoglio in his honor.

Le Eolie ricordano il «professore» Franco Scoglio, allenatore da serie A

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