Defensive legend alessandro Nesta has confirmed his retirement.
The former Italy international said on Twitter: “Today is my first day as an ex-footballer. Thanks to all the people who in recent years has given me their affection.#SerieA #Milan #Lazio.”
In a press conference during the week, he added:
“I’m very happy because my body is tired,” Nesta told reporters. “I think it’s time to finish.
“20 years at a high level — I was lucky. I won a lot of trophies. And this is the perfect time to say ‘stop.’ I’ll start a new life with my family, another job. I don’t know.”
Meanwhile, rumours suggest Nesta is now set to become the head coach of Montreal Impact.
He retires having won a World Cup, three Scudetti, two Champions Leagues, a Club World Cup, three Coppa Italia trophies, a Cup Winners’ Cup, three European Super Cups, four Italian Super Cups and the Canadian Championship.