Aspiring Coach Alessandro Nesta has spoken of his admiration for Carlo Ancelotti and Zdenek Zeman.
The 37-year-old, who moved to Montreal Impact in July 2012, has now ended his career as a player but plans to stay in the game.
“I retired for health reasons, I was suffering too many injuries,” the former Lazio and Milan centre-back told the Corriere della Sera. “Now I’ll try to become a Coach.”
When asked which of his former tacticians had inspired him, the 2006 World Cup winner spoke of two in particular.
“Carlo Ancelotti was a very good Coach, but I don’t want to forget who launched me into the game,” Nesta continued.
“Zdenek Zeman was fundamental for my career as he really believes in my abilities. He is a misunderstood genius.”
Ancelotti is now at Real Madrid, while Zeman is again out of work after he was sacked by Roma earlier this year.