Former Italy defender Alessandro Nesta admits he prefers a job in the MLS rather than in Italy and is convinced Milan can win the title.

In March, the 2006 Italy World Cup winner returned to the USA after being sacked by Serie B side Frosinone.

The 45-year-old began his coaching career at Miami FC before moving to Perugia and Frosinone.

When asked whether he prefers a job in Italy or the MLS, he replied:

“I’d like to combine work and family, so staying in the USA would be ideal. I spent three years without my wife and children and now I am making up for it,” he told La Gazzetta dello Sport.

“However, it is more difficult to get a job in the MLS than in Italy. They pick coaches from all around the world, there is more competition. In Italy, there is too much pressure, you have to manage every aspect, from the pitch to social media.

“I am accustomed to it, but whoever chooses this job is a fool.”

Nesta, a former Milan and Lazio defender, was asked his thoughts on the Serie A title race.

The Rossoneri and Napoli are on even points on top of the table having won nine games each, with one draw. Can Stefano Pioli’s side win the title?

“Of course they can,” said Nesta.

“They have the chance of their lifetime. Milan know how to handle the pressure and this makes them make the best choices.

“There are many young players, so I don’t see a team that is ready for the Champions League. They are not ready. They must participate in it for a long time and adapt, as they did in Serie A.

“In order to win the Champions League, you need to pay €70m for big champions, which is something Serie A clubs can’t afford now.”

Nesta played 417 games in Serie A in his career. He played in Italy, USA and India. Lazio, Milan, Montreal Impact and Chennaiyin FC are the only clubs of his playing career.

Regarded as one of the best defenders in the history of Italian football, Nesta won two Champions League, three Serie A titles and one World Cup.

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