ROME – Interviewed by the New York Times, Massimiliano Allegri does not want to hear about the gap year: "I did not take a sabbatical, but only a pause".
Allegri confirms that he will return in June and tells of not going to watch and study the training of illustrious colleagues during these months of idleness. But to spend most of his time reading books ("mostly thriller, but also one on Amedeo Modigliani: I went to London on purpose to visit one of his shows") and to watch football games on TV: "Many more than when I train . In those moments I have no time: videos must never exceed 5 '. Now I enjoy life with family and friends ”.
The former Juventus coach then says he grew up inside the Livorno hippodrome where his grandfather took him: "Federico Tesio, one of the greatest coaches in history, explained that you can understand how a horse will run from how it moves his legs in the morning . Same thing with the players: to see if a player is fit, you have to watch his legs in the morning in training, like horses. I tell my assistants to look at how they move their legs, not the computer ".
Allegri then tells us that in Coverciano's coaching school we focus too much on schemes and systems and "less importance is given to how to communicate with players and the perception of the game: sensations are the most important things". Coaches and favorite teams? Jurgen Klopp, "his" Cagliari and Gasperini's Atalanta: "Great entertainment with Gasp, especially because he plays one against one for the whole field".
Source: New York Times.
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