Legrottaglie extends Catania stay
By Football News
Nicola Legrottaglie has extended his contract with Catania until 2014 and would like to stay on further at the club in another capacity.The 36-year-old is in his second season with the club and revealed he can see himself as either a director or a coach once his playing days come to a close.
Speaking to TMW, the former Milan and Juventus centre-back said he was "very happy" at the Stadio Angelo Massimino and wants to play for as long as he can.
"We surpassed ourselves and on a personal level I achieved two records in two years with Catania," he said.
"I'm the highest-scoring Catania defender ever and the most prolific defender still in activity.
"After 2014 I will try to evaluate things one year at a time. Considering the way I feel now, I think I could still continue playing well.
"I have been clear with the club that as long as I am a player, I will continue to focus on the field and play every game that I can."
In terms of staying in a non-playing capacity, Legrottaglie said he was keen to pass on his knowledge and expertise, if the club could find a role for him.
"We'll see about the future, but I’d like to be a director or a coach," he confirmed.
"The doors are open and if someone, hopefully Catania, will allow me to work with my principles then I'd be happy to transmit them to others."