Renzo Ulivieri says joining Reggina has reinvigorated him.
"The will to win, to sweat and to work is my Viagra and it's a leveller. I never want to retire."
Cagliari have also replaced youth with experience as they called upon Nedo Sonetti when Marco Giampaolo failed to deliver.
"It's a coincidence that the Sardinians have also brought in an old hand," Ulivieri insisted.
"It isn't a reflection on young Coaches as I'm sure that the new breed are better prepared than us and they have more culture and knowledge than us."