Chairman Jimmy Marr unveils Dundee's new manager Ivano Bonetti.

Whatever happened to Dundee’s foreign legion under Ivano Bonetti?

It is the summer of 2000, and Jocky Scott’s third spell as Dundee boss has come to an end. With the 2000/01 campaign due to start up soon, Italian Ivano Bonetti - the club’s first non-British boss - is appointed player-manager and undertakes a global recruitment drive.

He is at the helm for 88 matches over two seasons; winning 29, drawing 20 and losing 39. In July 2002, he is moved on by Dundee after the club end the campaign in ninth after a top-six finish in his first term. During Bonetti’s tenure, he signed around 20 players from Spain, Argentina, Italy, Switzerland, China and Georgia - including Argentine World Cup star Claudio Caniggia.

Argentine 'keeper who played 113 games for Dundee. Got big move to Crystal Palace in 2004 and is set to leave the Eagles at the end of the season.

1. Julian Speroni

Argentine 'keeper who played 113 games for Dundee. Got big move to Crystal Palace in 2004 and is set to leave the Eagles at the end of the season.
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Towering Italian 'keeper played on loan during the 2000/01 season. Made 19 appearances before spells with Napoli, Ancona, Fiorentina, Ivrea, Gallipoli and Canavese. Retired in 2008.

2. Marco Roccati

Towering Italian 'keeper played on loan during the 2000/01 season. Made 19 appearances before spells with Napoli, Ancona, Fiorentina, Ivrea, Gallipoli and Canavese. Retired in 2008.
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Hall-of-Famer who played 79 times for Dundee after spells in Georgia, Germany, Turkey, Switzerland and Italy. Capped 69 times for Georgia and moved into management.

3. Georgi Nemsadze

Hall-of-Famer who played 79 times for Dundee after spells in Georgia, Germany, Turkey, Switzerland and Italy. Capped 69 times for Georgia and moved into management.
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Swiss-born Italian defender who played for Potenza, Ravenna, Carpi, Genoa, Ternana and Modena before 3 years at Dundee. Set up a football technology business with Ivano Bonetti after retiring.

4. Marcello Marrocco

Swiss-born Italian defender who played for Potenza, Ravenna, Carpi, Genoa, Ternana and Modena before 3 years at Dundee. Set up a football technology business with Ivano Bonetti after retiring.
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