Eugenio Corini has “made a dream come true” by becoming the Coach of Chievo, the side he captained during his playing career.
The retired midfielder had worn their jersey from 1998 to 2003, taking them to their historic first ever Serie A campaign.
He returned this month as a Coach, replacing Domenico Di Carlo after five consecutive defeats, and beat Sampdoria 2-1 on his debut.
“All Coaches dream of working in Serie A, so I have made a dream come true, even if the timing was unexpected.
“When you come in after five straight defeats, it’s only natural that you will find a team that is a little depressed,” Corini told Sky Sport Italia.
“I tried to bring motivation back to the group as well as desire and belief in their own abilities. We did very well against Sampdoria and it was important to see that intensity on the field.
“Now we are right in the chase to stay in Serie A and I feel very fired up for the rest of the season. We face a difficult game against Fiorentina, who are the form team in the League right now and play the best football.”