Lopez is in charge of Cagliari for the first time this season.
â€śI donâ€™t feel like a newcomer or someone who just started,â€ť he told the Corriere dello Sport.
â€śPresident Massimo Cellino was the one who convinced me to become a Coach. One day he took me aside and suggested I try, then if I saw it went well Iâ€™d continue and if not heâ€™d find another role for me in the club.
â€śI worked with Allegri for two years and know him well. I also worked with Marco Giampaolo, so I learned a lot from my Coaches. I think Carlo Ancelotti is the most innovative, while Luciano Spalletti did great things abroad with Zenit.â€ť
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