The Montreal Impact announced this morning that former defender Alessandro Nesta has joined the team’s technical staff as a consultant.
“Alessandro knows the players well, the coaching staff and the philosophy of our club,” declared Impact Sporting Director Nick De Santis in a press release. “He’ll help the coaching staff throughout the entire season, principally as a video analyst, providing reports on our games and those of our opponents. We hope that this experience will be beneficial for him, knowing that he wants to become a head coach one day.”
Nesta was rumoured to be the team’s head coach and replacing Marco Schallibaum before the team eventually went with Frank Klopas. Nesta, like assistant coach Mauro Biello could possibly be head coach in training although only one of them – at most – will likely be able to do it with the Impact.
After his final game, he was coy about his future on the Impact’s website.
“Once the season is over, I’m going to join my family in Miami. We are expecting our third child, so for the next little while, my job is as father. Three kids are too much!” he joked.
“I love this city. Maybe in the future, we’ll meet again.”
Nesta played his final two professional seasons with the Impact and is regarded as one of the best central defenders of all time.