Nello Ugolini, who has died aged 95, was the prototypical modern learn manager. Beginning with Alfa Romeo in 1934, he mixed organisation with tactics to maximise Alfa’s success against increasing German rivalry. In ’38, he became Alfa’s personnel manager, before going to Modena Football Club, which he led to great heights.
In 1952 Ferrari poached him to lead his racing team to Iwo championships, but in ’56 Ugolini switched to Maserati, overseeing Moss and then Fangio. After Maserati’s withdrawal he turned back to the pitch, leading Bologna and Torino. In the ’60s he ran Scuderia Serenissima, including a Targa Florio win, and then Scuderia Filipinetti, adding a Targa win in 1966. GC