Who is Thiago Motta, bio, age, height, wife, tactics, formation and football manager profile

Who is Thiago Motta, bio, age, height, wife, tactics, formation and football manager profile

Here is all you need to know about Thiago Motta, the football manager, along with his age, height, wife, bio and more about the former player

Bologna’s manager, Thiago Motta, has addressed rumours over his future at the Serie A team, even though he is still strongly connected to a move to Manchester United. However, he has also been monitored by Juventus and AC Milan. 

Juve declared on Friday that Massimiliano Allegri had been sacked, two days following their victory and winning the trophy over Atalanta in the Coppa Italia. Meanwhile, Thiago is soon going to decide about the “final decision.” 

Who is Thiago Motta, bio, age, height, wife, tactics, formation, trophies and football manager profile

Juventus has reportedly made an official offer to the Bologna manager for a three-year contract that would run through 2027, according to stories that have surfaced out of Italy in the previous 24 hours. Amid all this, here is all you need to know about the football manager. 

Who is Thiago Motta? 

Thiago Motta is a football manager who was born on August 28 1982 in Sao Bernardo do Campo, Brazil and is currently the head coach manager of Serie A club Bologna. The 41-year-old stands 1.88 m (6 ft 2 in) tall. He holds Italian citizenship. The 56 year old was born in Brazil.

A look at Thiago Motta’s career 

Thiago Motta was a player before he became a football manager. He was a midfielder who was prone to injuries throughout his early career at Barcelona. 

Prior to agreeing to play for Paris Saint-Germain in January 2012, he played for Inter Milan for two and a half seasons, winning 27 major titles in that time between the two teams.

He finished second in Euro 2012 and represented Italy in two European Championships and the FIFA World Cup in 2014. 


He coached the under-19 team of Paris Saint-Germain after he retired in 2018. He was appointed Genoa’s new manager in October 2019, but he was fired in December following a run of poor performances.

Motta was appointed manager of Spezia in July 2021, and he managed the team for one season before taking over as Bologna’s manager in September 2022. 

Bologna hasn’t qualified for Europe in nearly 20 years, but this season Motta’s daring style of play and unwavering commitment to the game have won him plaudits.


The fact Bologna will be participating in the Champions League for the first time is even more impressive.

Thiago Motta’s tactics 

Thiago Motta prefers offensive play with a 5–3–2 and defensive in a 4–3–3.

Instead of the traditional way of looking at a tactical set-up horizontally, he instead split the field into three vertical lanes. This means he has seven players in the central channel with two players out wide on each flank.

To achieve his desired shape, a 4-3-3 sees the defensive midfielder sometimes position himself in between the two centre-backs and this allows the full-backs to push forward and the wingers interchange with the central midfield players.


He won 12 trophies, including five Serie A titles, and reached two Champions League finals with Juventus over two spells as manager.

Who is Thiago Motta’s wife?

Thiago Motta is married to Francisca Motta with a daughter named Sophia. 

Thiago Motta’s salary

As per Capology, Thiago Motta’d salary has bagged around $52,305,044 as a player. His salary as a manager is not disclosed yet but he has allegedly been offered a three year contract at Juventus worth 3.5 million pounds per year in salary.