Thiago Silva is lauding Thomas Tuchel and Carlo Ancelotti as being two managers who have inspired him the most over his career.
The Brazilian defender has had the honor of working under many notable managers in a career spanning over a decade. Whether it is with the Brazilian national team with Luiz Felipe Scolari or at Paris Saint-Germain with Ancelotti, Silva has learned from many of the game’s top managers. And in an interview with the official website of the Confederacio Brasileira de Futebol (via ESPN Brasil), Silva made note of three managers that have essentially motivated him the most, including two PSG managers.
“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 Wortman, Oswaldo de Oliveira and Renato Gaúcho.
“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 made note that he is currently taking classes to earn his B license from the CFF. So maybe, Silva could very well be coaching as soon as he retires. With his knowledge and expertise on the game, he would have what it takes to do well in the world of coaching.
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