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Giorgio Chiellini is planning a career in management after the playing days of Juventus and Italy’s captain.
Chiellini will retire from international football following Azzurri’s Finalissima clash with Argentina at Wembley next month.
The 37-year-old center-back’s future has been the subject of speculation as his Juve contract is due to expire at the end of next season.
Chiellini has been linked with a move to MLS before hanging up his boots.
The veteran defender plans to use his vast experience to create a career in management, but will not take on a role until he is ready.
He told La Stampa: “As long as you’re a footballer, you’re only focused on that. And to this day in my head, I’ve always been a 100 percent footballer, when you do this job, it can only be that way.
“Surely in the future I would like a managerial path where I can strengthen the wealth of experience I have gained over the years and make it available in a new context.”
– Giorgio Chiellini (@chiellini) May 1, 2022
He added: “I would like to take care of what surrounds the pitch, but it goes beyond that, but first I would like a lot to study. I know the sport well, but it is not enough to do well as a manager.
“About Continassa [the Juventus training complex] I know everything, even where there is cobwebs, but what happens in the office I have a superficial idea.
“The experience I have with Sport Horizon helps me, but you can not improvise it.”