Former Italy international Gianluca Zambrotta takes charge of Swiss second-division side

Italy's defender Gianluca Zambrotta listens to the national anthems ahead of the friendly football match match Italy vs Mexico at the Heizel stadium in Brussels on June 3, 2010
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2006 World Cup winner Gianluca Zambrotta, 36, takes charge of Swiss second-division side FC Chiasso.

Former Italy international right-back Gianluca Zambrotta has taken charge of Swiss second-division side FC Chiasso.

The 36-year-old, who played for Juventus, Barcelona and AC Milan at the peak of his career, has been given first-team coaching duties of the club which lies right at the Southern tip of Switzerland at the border with Italy.

Zambrotta takes over with Chiasso currently joint-bottom of Switzerland's second-tier Challenge League.

The 2006 World Cup winner played his last game for Milan in May 2012 before joining Chiasso this summer as a player-coach.

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