The newly promoted club from Emilia chose the 2006 world champion to replace Diana. In the next few days he will sign a one-year contract with an option for a second
A world champion for Reggiana, who has just celebrated his return to Serie B and wants to put down roots in the cadetteria. Alessandro Nesta, 47 years old, restarts from the grenade team for the third experience in this league, after Perugia and Frosinone. He is the coach chosen by sporting director Roberto Goretti to take over Aimo Diana’s bench, after the divorce made official today by the club of president Carmelo Salerno. With Diana, the deputy Alessio Baresi and the athletic trainer Esteban Anitua were also dismissed, the goalkeeper trainer Marco Bizzarri also confirmed with the new course. However, Diana, Baresi and Anitua will remain on the payroll until they sign for another club, as their contracts have been automatically renewed following the promotion.
Nesta, who has already worked with Goretti in Perugia, has accepted the offer of an annual contract, with the option for a second season, which will be signed in the next few days. After a prestigious career as a defender with 17 trophies won with Lazio and Milan and culminating with the blue triumph at the 2006 World Cup, Nesta began coaching in Miami FC (two seasons in the Nasl), taking over the Perugia bench on 14 May 2018. losing the Serie B playoffs against Venice. Also the following year he led Perugia to the playoffs (thanks to Palermo’s relegation), surrendering to Verona in the preliminary round. Moved to Frosinone, still in the cadet series, he came close to being promoted to Serie A, losing in the playoff final to Spezia, who claimed the best placement in the league. In 2020-21 he did not finish the season, sacked on 22 March 2021 after a 0-3 draw against Lecce and the Lazio team in 12th place.
Nesta has been stationary since then, therefore for over two years, and in the meantime he has become an Amazon Prime commentator for the Champions League. With Reggiana he will try to get his coaching career off the ground again. Goretti considers it the best choice to carry out the Reggiana project, which will initially aim at a peaceful salvation, with the prospect of further growth. Reggiana had also evaluated other names, from Bisoli to Viali, from Tabbiani to Modesto. The farewell to Diana, despite the 167 points conquered in two seasons and the promotion to B, was decided due to a feeling that never fully blossomed between the coach from Brescia, the president Salerno and the sporting director Goretti. Diana won’t struggle to find another bench, with hypotheses also in Serie B (Reggina and Sampdoria).
May 26, 2023 (change May 26, 2023 | 8:15 pm)
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