Birkirkara FC announced that Giovanni Tedesco have been appointed as their new coach.
This will be Tedesco’s second spell with the Stripes after serving as coach between June and December 2015. Under his leadership, Birkirkara had eliminated Ulisses of Armenia from the UEFA Europa League but were unlucky to lose on penalties to West Ham United.
The Palermo-born coach had started his coaching career at Palermo at youth level and had coached Foligno before moving to Malta in 2014 to join Floriana, serving as coach between April 2014 and June 2015.
After leaving Birkirkara, he had a short spell as coach of Palermo in the Serie A mid-way through season 2015/16. He returned to Malta to join Floriana in June 2016, staying until December 2017. Tedesco joined Hamrun Spartans in summer 2018 but then moved to Gzira United in May 2019. After stepping down in January 2020, he moved to Valletta. He moved to the United Arab Emirates to join Al Bataeh Club but returned to Malta in December 2020 to join Sirens. Last summer, he moved to Ras Al Khaimah in the United Arab Emirates together with a number of Malta-based players including Rowen Muscat, Jean Paul Farrugia, Conor Borg and Matias Muchardi but the project fell through. Last January, Tedesco joined Santa Lucia but although they reached the semi-finals of the Izibet FA Trophy, they failed to avoid relegation.