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Gennaro Gattuso shares about his autoimmune disease

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Gennaro Gattuso was announced new head coach of Valencia and he spoke about his autoimmune disease.

“I have never hidden anything here either, i have, like so many people, an autoimmune disease called ocular myasthenia,” he told Corriere della Sera.

He added: “I have suffered from it for a long time, but it is absolutely under control and it doesn’t limit my work in any way.

“I have no obstacles, so much so that I have always trained. Even at Napoli, where I coached great players in a great club.”

However, Gennaro Gattuso played under current Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti at AC Milan.

“I always support Carlo [Ancelotti]. How can I not? I won 11 trophies with him. He’s a master,” he said.

“He manages all types of groups. He did it 30 years ago and he does it now, as he showed at Real Madrid. It will be great to meet him on the pitch, in LaLiga.”

“I tell them that I like the word ‘we’ and not the word ‘I'”. “The modern footballer is very different to the one of my generation. They are more rational, they live in a different communicative context. Today a coach has to get into the players’ souls, not just their heads,” he said.

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