Retired 35-year old legend, Christian Chivu might pick up the managerial career after retiring from active football for sometime now.
The Romania International was 22 years old when he appeared in the UEFA.com users’ Team of The Year in 2002. The talented left back left active football in 2013/2014 while paying for FC Internazionale Milano due to recurrent foot injury.
He and the club agreed to terminate his contract early due to his absence from the team’s affairs due to injury. He had retired from international football in 2011 but the injury forced him out early. In the statement released during his retirement, the former Ajax and Roma player said:
“I would like to thank all the clubs I have played for, first for their trust in me and also because they have offered me the opportunity to develop and grow in various countries and cities, which helped me become a better person.
“I thank all the supporters of the teams I have played with, as without their support and endless passion, our victories would not have been possible. I have always respected and honored the history and the tradition of all the clubs I played for.
“I have entered the football world as a child, a dreamer with a lot of ambition – I leave it with a few gray hairs, many scars and the conviction that my heart is where it belongs, even if I have always gave it to the teams I played with.
“Dad, I hope you are proud of the man I have become. This is the end of a journey… and the beginning of the rest of my life!!!”
When Inter started well last year and many hoped they would win the Scudetto, at least let Juve miss it a bit, the retired star said it was too early. When asked if he would return to the club, he said:
“It would be a question to ask the club, but Inter is certainly in my heart.
“Of course I would go back.”
Many foresee the star player going into managerial role, especially with other stars he played with already managing various sides.