Juventus legend Pavel Nedved has expresses his delight at his appointment as the club's new vice-president and said the Serie A champions are moving forward.
The former Czech Republic international made 507 appearances for the Bi
On his new role, the former midfielder had hoped to take things at a slower pace but accepts that's life.
“Juventus are moving forward very quickly, it’s funny because earlier I had expressed my desire to live my life slowly but it seems I can’t fulfil that, but the truth is that I continue to be happy for Juve,” said Nedved to Forbes Magazine (via Forza Italian Football)
“Football is always in my head. My wife doesn’t like that, but what can I do? It’s my life and it’s almost a drug for me."
“I’m glad that above me there’s only the president, so I can improve in my role a little."
“I’m not entirely convinced about staying here in Italy. Football is very stressful and tiring and my wife is against the idea of staying. With that said, we’ll leave it to fate to decide”
The vice-president said that despite enjoying the role, he has no plans to move into coaching any time soon.
“Juventus is in my heart. I have got to know the club as a player and as a board member so I live and breathe the club," he continued.
“I’m not really rushing myself into coaching. I know what it takes and coaching these days isn’t something you do for fun."
“You have to be ready in all aspects, just tactics isn’t enough, you have to be a good psychologist as well."
“I said yes (to this role) because of Agnelli. They wanted me in the management right after I retired but I said yes only when I found out that there is another Agnelli on the board."
“Because Juventus and the Agnelli family have been together for more than 90 years. I knew it would work and I was right. We’ve won four league titles in five years and reached the Champions League final. That’s not bad.”