Mazzarri admits he didn't enjoy playing football.
"As a player Fiorentina had signed me, but then sent me over to a satellite club Follonica because I was too short.
"I didn't really like playing, as I didn't have the character for it. I had some natural gifts, but never expressed them fully. It's important to be part of the locker room and create something magical, but I tended to go against the grain.
"I retired because of a knee injury, but at the age of 28 already knew I wanted to be a Coach. I watched them work and was already forming my ideas. In later years they asked me to be a Coach on the field.
"Now I am in the job I was born to do. I feel that now I am in a position to do well."
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