Former star defender Alessandro Nesta joined the Montreal Impact technical staff as a consultant, the club said Thursday.
"Alessandro knows the players well, the coaching staff and the philosophy of our club," said Impact sporting director Nick De Santis. "He’ll help the coaching staff throughout the season, principally as a video analyst, providing scouting reports on our games and those of our opponents. We hope that this experience will be beneficial for him, knowing that he wants to become a head coach."
Nesta played two seasons for Montreal after a career that spanned 19 seasons in Italy. He retired in 2013.
Nesta is considered one of the best central defenders of all-time.