On Friday, Juventus announced the departure of Andrea Pirlo from the technical leadership of the team.
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May 28, 2021
“Thank you, Andrea. These are the first words we should all say at the end of this special experience together, ”reads a note from Juventus.
“A few months ago, Andrea Pirlo, one of the icons of world football, started his new adventure, his first as a coach. For this, first of all, courage is needed, but awareness is also needed, especially in a period marked by thousands of difficulties, as the world was forced to reinvent its own rules day by day due to the pandemic.
“Pirlo has just taken the first steps in what will undoubtedly become a wonderful career as a coach. The adventure of transformation and the pursuit and success of many times to bring his ideas and experience as a champion to the field,” continues the note, highlighting the achievements of the Super Cup, the Italian Cup and “remarkable victories in the finest areas., From San Siro to Camp Nou ».
Juventus concluded his statement by saying: “For all this, for the sake of the courage, dedication and passion that I show every day, our sincere thanks and our best wishes for success in the future, which will definitely be wonderful.”
The 42-year-old coached Cristiano Ronaldo’s side early in the season, but won only the Super Cup and the Coppa Italia. Juventus failed to reach the Italian title and ended up eliminating the Champions League quarter-finals at the hands of FC Porto in the round of 16.
Pirlo ended his football career in 2017 with New York City, Major League Soccer, after having represented Juventus, Milan, Inter, Regina and Brescia. Before taking charge of Juventus’ main team, the former midfielder was chosen to coach the U-23 team.
Juventus did not say who would be the new coach, but the Italian press, which on Thursday guaranteed the departure of Pirlo, stated that the successor would be Massimiliano Allegri.