Friday November 15 2013
Nesta hails Ancelotti and Zeman

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.