LORENZO Dolcetti has left his role as Colchester United’s first team analyst.

The Italian has departed the U’s to take up a new position as assistant coach at Greek SuperLeague side Athens Kallithea FC.

Writing on social media, he said: ‘I’m happy to share that I’m starting a new position as Assistant Coach at Athens Kallithea FC in the Greek SuperLeague!’

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Dolcetti has linked up with compatriot Massimo Donati, who last month was appointed as the Greek club’s first team manager.

Dolcetti arrived at Colchester in January, combining coaching and analysis working with head coach Danny Cowley and assistant, Nicky Cowley.

He was reunited with the Cowley brothers, having previously worked alongside the duo at Portsmouth.

Having played at a good level himself, Dolcetti has since gained coaching experience in Italy and Australia, with his main expertise coming in training methodology, video analysis and individual development.


Dolcetti first arrived in England in 2016 to study at the University of Chichester and has gone onto gain a BSc in Football Coaching and Performance and an MSc in Sports Performance Analysis, along with a UEFA A and B qualifications.

He has worked in the Premier League as Southampton’s first-team analyst and was also First Team Development Coach at Portsmouth for more than 18 months, before linking up with the Cowley brothers again at Colchester.

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Dolcetti has an impressive football background, growing up in Italy in professional academies such as AC Milan and Pisa.

Until recently, his father Aldo was assistant to Massimiliano Allegri at Italian giants Juventus and played as a central midfielder for the likes of Pisa and Cesena in Serie A, during a hugely successful playing career.