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Official: Juventus sacked Andrea Pirlo

Fri 28 May 2021 | 11:37

Pirlo, who did not have coaching experience before Juventus, failed to live up to expectations in his first season.

Juventus

announced that they have sacked Andrea Pirlo as their head coach.

A year after Pirlo's arrival at Juventus and after the unexpected and poor results in Serie A, the Turin club has decided to end its cooperation with their young coach. Pirlo replaced Maurizio Sari last year and won the Copa Italia and the Italian Super Cup with Bianconeri, but they finished fourth in Serie A and handed the trophy to

Inter

after nine consecutive titles. Also, the Old Lady was able to win the Champions League qualification in the last week of the competition.

Juventus issued a statement thanking Pirlo and writing:

"Thank you, Andrea. These are the first words that all of us need to say at the end of this special experience together. A few months ago, Andrea Pirlo, an icon of world football, began his new adventure, his first as a coach.

"To do this, first of all, it takes courage, as well as awareness of one's own means, especially in a period marked by thousands of difficulties, with the world forced by the pandemic to reinvent its own rules day after day.

"Pirlo has just begun the first steps of what will no doubt become a brilliant career as a coach. An adventure of transformation, seeking, and often managing, to bring his ideas and his experience as a champion on the pitch from the "other side" of the fence.

"And since in football, what counts are the victories, let's remember them: in the space of a few short months Pirlo's Juve has raised two trophies: The Italian Supercup and the Coppa Italia. And he, as coach, brought home brilliant victories on the most prestigious of fields, from San Siro to Camp Nou.

"For all this, for the courage, the dedication, the passion with which he demonstrated every day, our thanks go to the Maestro, the Coach and to Andrea, that really comes from the heart. As well as our good luck for the future that will surely be a wonderful one."

Former Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri is expected to take over the reins again. Allegri was close to joining Real Madrid but eventually decided to coach again at the Allianz Stadium and turned down an offer from Los Blancos. It is expected that in a few hours, Juventus will officially announce the selection of Max Allegri as their new coach.


source: SportMob