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Veron never thought Inzaghi would make a good manager

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20 Sep 2000: Simone Inzaghi and Juan Veron of Lazio celebrate during the UEFA Champions League match against Sparta Prague at the Stadio Olimpico in Rome, Italy. Lazio won the match 3-0. Mandatory Credit: Dave Rogers /Allsport

Juan Sebastian Veron has been left surprised by an old teammate, as he never thought he would be a successful manager.

The former Lazio, Manchester United and Argentina midfielder moved into the boardroom after his playing days were over.

Veron has hung up his boots and now finds himself as the president of Argentine giants Estudiantes.

However, some of his former teammates have Ventured into the management side of the game.

In an interview with Gazzetta Dello Sport the Premier League and Scudetto winning player saw managerial qualities in some he has been left totally surprised by others.

Of former Lazio teammate Simone Inzaghi he said:

“To be honest, never, really, never. But we all mature in different ways. He has studied, and he didn’t improvise.”

But Argentina teammate Diego Simeone played like a coach.

He added:

“I think of Simeone when I see Conte, neither of the two was exactly skillful on the pitch.”

“But they were essential and effective, they were already thinking like coaches.”