Lazio goalkeeper Pepe Reina is in the twilight of his football career at the age of 38 and he has revealed what his next career would be when he hangs up his gloves. Pepe Reina talked about his career in an exclusive interview with Tell Me, a program on the Lazio Style Channel. According to him, his plan is to follow in the footsteps of a lot of his past teammates by becoming a coach.
On his time at Villarreal, Pepe Reina said he enjoyed it and that he cares a lot about the Yellow Submarines. The Lazio shot stopper recounted the impressive achievement of finishing third with Villarreal in the league before saying that he still communicates with his teammates back then. According to the Spanish international, a lot of his Villarreal teammates have becomes coaches and he can’t wait to meet them again. The goalkeeper played 147 times for the Yellow Submarines
Pepe Reina then spoke fondly about his time at Liverpool. The Spanish shot stopper said he always look forward to playing in front of the Anfield crowd every fortnight. The Spaniard said he was lucky to have worn the Liverpool shirt. He made 400 appearances for the Reds over a nine-year period and was part of the team that won both the 2004/05 Champions League and the 2005/06 FA Cup titles under the guidance of Rafael Benitez.
On being signed as a back-up to Thomas Strakosha to taking the number one shirt from him, Pepe Reina said he was bought to help Thomas and the entire locker room. Reina is the first choice goalkeeper at Lazio this season ahead of the aforementioned Strakosha.