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The former AC Milan striker takes charge of the club's youth set-up later on Sunday, and insists that he wants to inspire his new charges

AC Milan youth coach Filippo Inzaghi has said that he wants to convey his passion to his players, as he nears his managerial debut later on Sunday.

The 39-year-old brought the curtain down on a glittering career at the end of the 2011-12 season, scoring the winning goal against Novara, before taking up the reins of the club's Allievi Nazionali set-up.

Inzaghi's charges take on Bologna in their first game of the season, with the former Italy international hopeful of a good result.

"I am calm and peaceful about this new experience. I've worked with these guys for three weeks," Inzaghi told Sky Sport Italia. "I hope they play a good match. I [have prepared for] this by studying the opponents and picking the team that I thought was most useful.

"Hopefully I've sent these guys my passion. I am clearly at the beginning of this career as a manager, but I think I've already been able to give these kids tips on diet, and on the rules an athlete must follow in order to remain the best."

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