Thiago Silva has lauded Thomas Tuchel and Carlo Ancelotti for being the two managers who have inspired him the most in his career.
The Brazilian defender has had the honor of working under many notable managers in a career spanning over a decade. From Luiz Felipe Scolari to Ancelotti, Silva has learned from many of the game’s top managers.
In an interview with the official website of the Confederacio Brasileira de Futebol (via ESPN Brasil), Silva singled out the three managers who have inspired him the most, including Tuchel and Ancelotti.
“I believe that we learn all the time,” Silva said. “With some technicians, I worked with, I saw how not to do it, whether in people management or in tactical work. But I also met a lot of good people. I can’t help mentioning some coaches from my beginning career in Brazil, such as Ivo Wortmann, Oswaldo de Oliveira, and Renato Gaucho.
“However, if I have to elect three professionals that most inspire me than those I have worked to date, I would say Tite, Carlo Ancelotti, and Thomas Tuchel. About Tite and Ancelotti, it is almost impossible to like one and not like the other, because they are very similar. The three understand a lot about football, but stand out on the human side.”
Silva also noted that he is currently taking classes to earn a B license from the CFF. Thus, Silva could very well be coaching in his post-playing career.
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