Former Inter Milan captain Samir Handanovic explains the reasons behind his retirement while discussing his future plans.
The 39-year-old signed for the Nerazzurri in 2012 and served the club valiantly for 11 years.
Last season, the legendary goalkeeper lost his starting berth to Andre Onana who became Simone Inzaghi’s number one between the posts.
At the end of the season, the Slovenian’s contract expired.
But while he could have extended his career by signing for another club, Handanovic reveals that he decided to prioritize his family.
Therefore, the former Udinese man opted against moving away from Milano.
“I’m feeling very well. I had a long holiday and now I have more free time than in the past,” said Handanovic in his interview with Nogomania via Calciomercato.
“I had offers in the summer. However, I chose to stay in Milan for my family after ending my career.”
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Nevertheless, the retired goalkeeper insists that his future lies in football.
He will now start an experience as a scout at Inter Milan, but he certainly has bigger ambitions.
“My future will still be in football. I’ll start as a scout at Inter, but my goal is to become a coach in a year, two or three.
“Initially, I want to work with young people, to pass on my knowledge and experience. I want to give something back to football which has given me a lot.
“However, my goal is to become a coach at a big club.”
Handanovic spent the vast majority of his playing days in Italian football. He represented the likes of Udinese, Lazio and Treviso before reaching the height of his career at Inter.