WATCH: Inside the Phoenix — what makes head coach Giancarlo Italiano tick

Nicknamed ‘Chiefy’, Giancarlo Italiano has been a huge hit both on and off the pitch since taking over as head coach of the Wellington Phoenix.

In his first year in the lead role, he’s taken the Nix from pre-season wooden spoon favourites to the highest position the club has ever achieved in the men’s A-League.

So what makes him tick?

The A-Leagues All Access team have spent time with Italiano to find out in this six-minute episode in their ongoing series …

Watch ‘The Chief’ episode of A-Leagues All Access

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