Met Oval, the regional leader in youth soccer development, announces the return of Filippo Giovagnoli as the club's interim Director of Coaching. Mr. Giovagnoli worked as Met Oval’s DOC for 4 years from 2016-2020 before being hired as the manager of Dundalk in the Irish first division. At Dundalk, he won 2 cups (Irish Cup and Presidents Cup) while also qualifying Dundalk for the Europa League group stages where he played against Arsenal, Rapid Vienna and Molde.
Mr. Giovagnoli holds a USSF Academy Directors license, a USSF A license as well as a UEFA A license. His knowledge of the development environment in the USA and particularly the Northeast is unparalleled.
“To have an individual of Filippo’s personal and professional quality is critical for the continued evolution of Met Oval’s Youth Center of Excellence. He was earlier this year coaching against Arsenal and to think he will now be deployIng his acumen at Met Oval to help create professional and collegiate players is a testament to our environment. “ said Jeffrey Saunders, Met Oval’s Sporting Director.
“I’m really glad to return to Met Oval which I consider my family in soccer and one of the best clubs in the United States. I will work to help the staff develop the best players in the region and give these players the best opportunities for their professional and collegiate careers.“ said Filippo Giovagnoli.