I started out as a 7 year old playing for Sampdoria youths in 1972 and I now find myself back there coaching a new generation of youngsters in 2016, all with dreams and ambitions like me all those years ago.

My football memory is from 2012. I am a long way from home with my friend who was, at that time, manager of Swindon, Paolo Di Canio, I was his assistant.

We are walking out onto the pitch at Wembley before the game against Chesterfield in the Johnstone Paint trophy final.

This is my first season in England and as I look around this magnificent arena, I feel we have achieved something very special. It may not be a world cup final but, it means everything to me, Paolo and the fans heading to the stadium.

We may not have won this battle but, in defeat, we learned a lesson that enabled Swindon to win the League Two title later that year.

However, that day at Wembley with my wife and two daughters looking on is something that will live with me forever.

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