Buffon begins his return to the ‘azzurra’

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Gianluigi Buffonmyth of Italy and world football, he began a new phase in his life this Monday: he began his work as the new head of the Italian football delegation. Two days after retiring, after 28 years as an active football player, BuffonCapped 176 times by Italy, he accepted an offer from the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) in August to fill the position.

In a press conference, these were the words of the legendary 45-year-old, who is now a former goalkeeper, on September 4: “I am grateful to those who love me in this position. And I am not here to repeat everything that was done he. VialliI will not agree. But I’ll try to be what I’ve always been and do my part.”

Buffon from now on he will take the position held by another great legend of Italian football, Gianluca Vialli, died on January 6 at the age of 58, a victim of pancreatic cancer. “His memory is huge and beautiful, we had an extraordinary relationship off the pitch: we always exchanged shirts and ideas,” he said. Buffon.

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When he was appointed the new head of the Italian delegation, Buffon He said he wanted to “continue the life with the fans that was dreamed of when I walked through the doors of Coverciano for the first time 30 years ago.”

This Monday, in front of the media, Buffon said Luciano Spalletti, the new coach, “is the right person for the job, Italy found him at the right time, as he said, the goal is to make the fans proud.”

Source: La Verdad

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