In the Atalanta-Venezia post-match, CEO Luca Percassi announced that Atalanta had extended their contract with coach Gian Piero Gasperini until 2024, with an option for the Club to extend it until 2025.
Here are some facts and stats about the Nerazzurri manager.
– Gian Piero Gasperini has made 205 appearances in Serie A as the Atalanta coach: he has won more than half of them (54.6%), with an average of 1.89 points per game.
– Gian Piero Gasperini is the fifth coach for appearances in the three points for a win era in the Italian top flight with 462 (Guidolin, Spalletti, Ancelotti and Mazzarri ahead of him).
– With Gian Piero Gasperini, Atalanta set their record for goals in a single Serie A campaign: 98, at the end of the 2019-2022 season.
– The four seasons in which Atalanta have earned the most points in the first 15 games of the season, in their Serie A history, have all arrived under Gian Piero Gasperini: 31 (in the 2021-2022 season) and 28 (in 2020-2021, 2019-2020 and 2016-2017).
– With Gian Piero Gasperini, Atalanta have clinched their highest finish at the end of a Serie A campaign: third place in 2018-2019 (69 points) and 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 (78 points in both seasons).
– Under Gian Piero Gasperini, Atalanta set their record for clean sheets in a Serie A campaign: 16, in 2016-2017 (first season on the Nerazzurri bench for the coach).
– With Gian Piero Gasperini, Atalanta earned their first historic qualification to the Champions League in 2019-2020. Moreover, in the Champions League, Atalanta were the second team ever to qualify for the knockout stage after losing the first three matches in the group stage (only Newcastle had managed to do that in the 2002-2003 season).
– On 27 October 2021, against Sampdoria, Gian Piero Gasperini collected his first 200 appearances in Serie A with Atalanta, becoming the first coach in the 3 points for a win era (1994-1995) to make 200 appearances with two different clubs (after 232 games on the Genoa bench).
– On 6 November 2021, against Cagliari, Gian Piero Gasperini became the fifth coach to win at least 200 games in Serie A in the three points for a win era (since 1994-1995), after Ancelotti, Allegri, Spalletti and Guidolin.
Credits: Opta by Stats Perform