Caricola, Galderisi, Donadoni: The Turbulent Arrival of Italians in the MLS

The supposed ‘curse of Caricola’ gained momentum over the years, with fans and pundits alike pointing to the Italian's mistake as the start of the Metro’s struggles. They would develop a reputation for being consistent underperformers despite having some of the most talented players, waiting decades for their first taste of silverware.
De Zerbi seems to have the magic key to unlock a player’s potential and has no issue in turning to youth, as he's showing at Brighton

Roberto De Zerbi: Bringing Calcio to the South Coast at Brighton

His predecessor, current Chelsea boss Graham Potter, had a turbulent relationship with those in the stands and would undermine their importance to the media. By De Zerbi having The Amex behind him, it meant he had time for his footballing philosophy to come to fruition, an unbeaten January shows it already has.
Former Inter wonderkid Wilfried Gnonto has reached new heights for Leeds United, and the Premier League barely know him

From Zurich to Leeds: Wilfried Gnonto, Like a Bolt from the Azzurri Blue

Being a menace on the pitch is why Wilfried Gnonto is the perfect fit for Leeds as his raw playstyle intertwines with the football culture at the club. The directiveness to take on defenders like an old-school fantasista, along with the passion he plays with, is equally matched by the support he receives from the stands.