Chivu decided to take some high-level coaching lessons, improving on his existing UEFA "A" License.

Andrea Pirlo and Luca Toni are among those who have enrolled for their UEFA Pro Licence courses at Coverciano.

The Italian World Cup winners will be joined in the class of 2019-20 by Italy women’s Under-17 Coach Nazzarena Grilli and former Serie A stars Cristian Chivu, Paolo Montero, Thiago Motta and Walter Samuel.

The UEFA Pro Licence is the highest coaching certification available and, upon completion, will allow the likes of Pirlo and Toni to manage Serie A clubs.

The former Juventus midfielder is currently working as a pundit for Sky Sport Italia, while ex-Fiorentina striker was Verona’s sporting director between 2016 and 2017.

The course will start in late September and end next June.
Future is bright.