Lazio coach Edy Reja's wife has ignored the club's media ban ahead of today's Rome derby.
Livia Reja admits her husband is nervous going into the game against Roma.
â€śMy husband feels the lead-up to the derby and it is a special moment. I can see he is very tense,â€ť Livia told Corriere dello Sport after 41 years of marriage.
â€śItâ€™ll be his first derby and to reach it at his age is an impressive feat. The players care for him, as he has a nice personality and knows how to mix with young people.â€ť
Reja took over mid-season from Davide Ballardini, quitting a job he already had with Croatian side Hajduk Split.
â€śWhen the offer from Lazio came, it was difficult to leave Split and he was torn. He had found a good working environment and didnâ€™t know how to decide.
â€śPersonally I thought that he would retire after the experience at Napoli. He often asks for my advice, but always ends up making his own decisions.
â€śI donâ€™t know if he will stay on at Lazio next season. He loves his work too much and wouldnâ€™t know how to stay away from football, but itâ€™s still too early to decide.â€ť