Former AC Milan midfielder Gennaro Gattuso has revealed that he would love to coach Manchester United one day.
The World Cup winner is currently in charge of Lega Pro side Pisa, but has gained managerial experience and knowledge through short spells with the likes of Sion, Palermo and OFI Crete.
Although he has yet to prove himself capable of leading a side to sustained success, he is aiming high in the future and has his eyes on one of the top jobs in European football down the line.
“I’d walk there. I’d even go tomorrow,” he told The Sun.
“Sir Alex Ferguson has always respected me – and I have always admired the Premier League which, for me, is the best league in the world.
“In Italy, we are tactical masters, but in England you see pacey players – with great strength in their legs.
“I love watching the Championship, because in those games, I see true love that people in England have for football. They breathe football. I record two Championship matches a night.
“In Italy, some teams can relax during games. In England, with every action of a team, there is a corresponding action from the opposition.”
The fiery Italian would arguably be a perfect fit for the English game even from the sidelines, and he has revealed that he has been interested in taking a position at Hamilton Academical given how impressed he has been by their academy.
It is clear that a move to British football is firmly in his plans for the future, but the former combative midfielder will have to prove himself up to the task firstly with Pisa, before another club will hand over the reins to him as he looks to carve out a successful career in coaching too.