Former Lazio forward Giuseppe Signori is considering a career as a manager after being pardoned by the Federazione Italiana Giuoco Calcio (FIGC).

Signori was issued a multi-year ban by the FIGC a decade ago after he was alleged to have taken part in a notable Italian football match-fixing scandal in 2011.

Earlier this year, Signori was cleared of any involvement in this scandal following a lengthy trial. The FIGC responded by granting the former Lazio star a pardon and thus allowing him to return to football-related activities.

In speaking to the Italian-based station Tg5 (via La Lazio Siamo Noi), Signori reflected on the ban from the FIGC and also touched on the idea of soon becoming a manager.

There are so many emotions; I have been suffering over these past ten years.

Now I have a great desire to start again in the world in which I have spent most of my life [in football].

What happened to me is like a boulder that fell on me, I didn’t know how to get back up.

I would like to coach, I hope to succeed in this goal.

Signori has no managerial experience in any league. The former Italian forward may elect to acquire a UEFA coaching license, which would be a major step in possibly becoming a manager in Italian football.