|Born||09/07/1968 - Rome|
|Honours||Coppa Italia : 1995 (Juventus); Europa League : 1993 (Juventus); European Super Cup : 1994 (AC Milan); Italian Super Coppa : 1994 (AC Milan); Serie A : 1995 (Juventus), 1996 (AC Milan)|
|Clubs||Charlton Athletic, Lazio|
Sunderland owner Ellis Short is closing in on a new director of football as he plans for the long-term future.
Gustavo Poyet has plotted a Sunderland revival by opting for a consensus rather than a dictatorial approach to management.