I read this somewhere........
earlier on in the year...
Roma coach Luigi Del Neri is having a chat with Inter boss Roberto Mancini.
Del Neri: Roberto how is it that your squad are practically unbeatable this season?
Mancini That's easy. I have Surrounded myself with intelligent players.
Del Neri: But how do you know if they're intelligent?
Mancini: I pose them a simple question. I'll show you.
Mancini proceeds to ring up Javier Zanetti and put him on speaker phone...
Mancini:Javier, it's Mancini here. I have a quick question for you. If your father has a child, but this child is niether your brother nor your sister, then who is it?
J. Zanetti: That's easy, it's me.
Mancini: Thanks thats perfect, see you at practice.
Del Neri: Excellent question. That is a really good way of testing your players intelligence.
A few days later Del Neri is at Trigoria watching his Roma side training, and then he calls Francesco Totti over.
Del Neri: Francesco, is just want to ask you a quick question. If your father has a child and your mother has a child, bu this child is neither your brother nor sister, then who is it?
Totti, in some difficulty, cancentrates hard on the question.
Totti: Not my brother... not my sister...then who is it? Is it Ok if i have ten minutes boss?
Del Neri: Sure. You can tell me even after training.
Totti quickly went to his teammates and asked them the same question. Antonio Cassano, Vincenzo Montella and Ivan Pellizzolli were stumped... So Totti went next door and asked Nino the shop owner the same question.
Nino: Francesco, you are an idiot, it's me, isn't it?
Totti excitedly ran back to Del Neri.
Totti: I have the answer boss.
Del Neri: Godd tell me.
Totti: it's Nino the shop owner.
Del Neri: Totti, you are an idiot, Its Javier Zanetti!!