In the manner of a Paolo Maldini, Alessandro Nesta was obviously one of the world references in his post for many years. Considered one of the best defenders of all time, the Italian has known everything during his career. But the next one is not yet of the same ilk as when it still touches leather. The reconversion of the old defensive rock knows several hiccups, but knowing the personality of the man, it should bounce back. Update on the Italian’s career since he hung up his crampons.
Lazio child who became king at AC Milan
Elegance, efficiency, sense of placement, vision of the game, Alessandro Nesta had practically all the attributes of a modern football defender. Laziale in the blood, he will have done practically all his classes within Lazio with which he started at only 18 years old. Very quickly, he becomes a pillar and already knocks on the door of the selection at 20 years old.
In the Roman city, he won almost everything, national and European trophies (Italian Cups, Championship and Supercup, Cup of Cups and European Supercup) and became a reference in his post.
But unfortunately, the Laziale club, financially taken by the throat, will be obliged to let go in the summer of 2002 at AC Milan. The adaptation goes cream within a workforce full of talents with a certain Carlo Ancelotti as conductor.
Nesta was made for Milan, he wins everything with the Rossoneri of the Ancelotti, Scudetto, Champions League generation and forms with Paolo Maldini probably the classiest pair of central defenders in football history. In 2011, he decided to stop there with the Milanese before taking charge of the Montreal Impact where he played for two seasons before hanging up.
With the selection, the record is just as brilliant against the backdrop of the famous 2006 World Cup won against France.
A new career that does not take off …
In recent years, the former defender has been somewhat forgotten in Italy. Because replacing his former teammates, Nesta will begin his coaching career in MLS in Miami. The first steps are complicated and the adventure ends in a huge failure. After a sabbatical year, Nesta accepts a new challenge on May 14, 2018: to become the coach of Perugia, a Serie B club. No more success.
Next comes Frosinone with the goal of returning to Serie A. The former defender pays for the recent poor performance of his team and is disembarked in March 2021. Since then, it is still radio silence. There is no doubt, however, that we should hear from him soon.