Del Piero is swapping boots for a microphone.
Former Juventus and Italy star Alessandro Del Piero has been signed up by Sky Sport Italia to commentate on this summer’s Confederations Cup, with the hope he will do the same at the 2014 World Cup.
Del Piero currently plays for A-League side Sydney FC, but at 38 is clearly looking to other career options once he finally hangs his boots up.
The forward spent nearly 20 years at Juve after signing for the current Italian champions in 1993, before departing in 2012 for Australia.
During the retired international’s time in Turin he won six Serie A titles and a Champions League winners medal and is also the club’s all-time leading scorer.
Del Piero was a regular feature in the Italy side as well after making his debut in 1995 and a little over 10 years later he helped the nation lift the 2006 World Cup.
Since spending nearly a year outside of Italian football the veteran says he has no regrets and is relishing the prospect of commentary.
“I am very happy for this new role that I will cover,” Del Piero was quoted on Football Italia.
“I will not wear a shirt of another Italian team. I am very happy with the choice I made. Today my life is in a different time and place.”
The former Bianconeri forward will commentate at Italy’s matches during the Confederations Cup in Brazil, where the nation are placed in Group A alongside the hosts, Japan and Mexico.
Sky Sport Italia are hoping that Del Piero will see this as practice for the 2014 World Cup, where the broadcaster believes the striker will commentate on the tournament he played in between 1998 and 2006.