ANDhe italian Gennaro Gattuso confirmed this Wednesday that he will be the new coach of Valencia in an interview with the Italian newspaper ‘Corriere della Sera’.After Valencia made official the dismissal of Jose Bordals, Gattuso himself has announced that he will arrive in Spain as the new coach of the Valencian team, where he will meet again with his compatriot Carlo Ancelotti, who was his coach in Milan. “I always encourage Carlo (Ancelotti). How not to do it? I won 11 trophies with him. He is a teacher. He manages all the groups. He got it 30 years ago and he gets it now, as he showed at Real Madrid. It will be great to find him on the pitch, in the League,” declared the former Milan player.
“WHEN I HEAR THAT I’M RACIST…”
He also addressed the ‘che’ fans directly, asking them to judge him only for his work after the controversies that have surrounded his figure in recent weeks, in which he was accused of being racist: “I just want to do the work I like, with peace of mind. And I’ll only be judged for that. For who I am, really.”On this issue, he wanted to make his position clear: “When I hear that I’m racist, I feel like I’m going crazy. No person can ever be judged by the color of their skin. Statements are taken from different moments, they are isolated from the context and speeches are put together with the aim of delegitimizing a person.“Racism must always be fought. They entered dozens of players who had a different skin than mine, three of them work in my restaurant, I had colleagues whom I loved. For me, the color of the skin does not matter, the person is what counts. Your honesty and your loyalty,” he explained. The former Italian international has also been criticized for stating, in 2008, that marriage “is the union between a man and a woman.” “Then add that for me everyone is free to do what they please. And that’s what I think. Any freedom, including sexual behavior, is welcome, it is a sign of progress,” he pointed out.
THE ACCUSATIONS OF MACHISMO
And he was in the spotlight in 2013, when Brbara Berlusconi, daughter of Silvio Berlusconi, entered the management of Milan to replace Adriano Galliani. “I do not see women in football well,” he said then, but now he affirms that “in all fields they do the same and better than men.” “They are demonstrating it in governments, in companies, in all sectors . The more responsibilities women have, the better it is. Add one thing, which may explain my state of mind that day: I consider Galliani the best person I have ever met in football. When I realized that his stage at Milan was over, I suffered a lot “, justified
Gattuso suffers from ocular myasthenia, a pathology that weakens and fatigues the muscles, making it difficult to carry out certain tasks, but ‘Rino’, as he is known in Italy, says that he has it “absolutely under control” and that he does not see it as an obstacle to train. Valencia returns to work next July, on the 4th or 5th. Gattuso will already be the new coach and will have to take charge of a new dressing room, although he always says the same thing: “I tell them that I like the word ‘we’ and not the word ‘I'”.“The modern footballer is very different from my generation. They are more rational, they live in a different communicative context. Today a coach must enter the soul of the players, not just their heads”, I sentenced