Italy legend Roberto Baggio in contention for Modena job

The former Azzurri forward has obtained the required coaching certificates to become a trainer, and the Serie B side have confirmed they have approached the 45-year-old
Former Italy striker Roberto Baggio could take his first steps into football management with Serie B side Modena.

The Azzurri legend has been awarded his Category 2 coaching qualification, which will allow him to legally train at a professional football club.

The 45-year-old is being touted as a target for Modena, with Baggio’s agent Antonio Caliendo confirming the link.

"As soon as I heard about Roberto’s promotion I immediately thought of him; we will discuss this option next week,” Il Corriere dello Sport quote the agent as saying.

“Roby is the largest character, one cannot forget him. It would be a nice way to relaunch his name worldwide.”

Baggio scored 27 goals in 56 appearances for his country over a 16-year spell. He played his club football at Fiorentina, Juventus, AC Milan and Inter among others.