Three of Inter’s treble-winning heroes from 2010 will begin studying for a UEFA Pro Licence at Coverciano next month.
Cristian Chivu, Thiago Motta and Walter Samuel have all enrolled with the FIGC and are due to complete their course in June 2020.
UEFA’s Pro Licence is the highest coaching certification available and is required for anyone hoping to manage a top-tier club in any European league.
The list of students, released today on the Italian Football Federation’s website, also included two of Italy’s World Cup winners from 2006, Andrea Pirlo and Luca Toni, and former Juventus defender Paolo Montero.
Coaches enrolled on the Master course, as it’s called in Italy, are allowed to visit a handful of clubs during their studies in order to watch current top-flight coaches at work in training.
Following the completion of the course, which will include theoretical and practical exercises, coaches can take their final exams to become a UEFA licensed manager.