The two-time Ballon d’Or winner was under Simoni’s wing at Inter in the 1997/98 season, when the Nerazzurri managed to win the UEFA Cup.
“Gigi Simoni wasn’t just a coach for me. When I think of him, I think of a wise and good man who didn’t tell you to do things, but explained to you why those things are important. I think of a master as that picture we took at Christmas: he was the conductor, we were the orchestra, I remember him with that smile, his voice always calm, his invaluable advice, we could and should have won more, but together we won what he always recommended: Thank you, Sir, you taught me more than you can imagine! “, Wrote the Phenomenon on social networks.