The italian legend will replace to Maurizio Sarri
The exclusion of Juventus on Friday night (7/8) from Lyon and even in Turin, fell quite heavily on the shoulders of the president of the Italian team, Andrea Agnelli.
The «strong man» of the champion for the 9th consecutive time, Juventus did not sleep all night. He thought and monologued that his team, which had done so much for her, failed to exclude Lyon and advance to the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League.
After all, for this reason, last summer, he did not keep Max Allegri (he was excluded from Ajax but in the quarterfinals), but took the place of the philosopher, Maurizio Sarri, whom he besieged for a long time.
Of course, as soon as Sarri led Chelsea to the UEFA Europa League and their direct participation in the Champions League, he went to Turin and took over the Italian champions, which he kept at the top this year as well.
But Agnelli did not choose Sarri just to add another championship to him at Juventus. Agnelli wanted something more, that is, to take the team as high as possible in Europe. To win the heavyweight trophy of the Champions League, which he has been chasing so much for years and cannot achieve.
So, despite the fact that the «old lady» with the resumption of the championship, due to the pandemic of the corona , could not achieve too many things, while she suffered 4 defeats, something that the administration did not like.
Nobody said the slightest thing and everyone was waiting for the second game of the round of 16 against Lyon. Their goal, of course, is for Juventus to succeed in overthrowing it at the expense of 1-0, France, and to qualify for the next phase. But Maurizio Sarri’s team only succeeded, it was simply to beat Lyon 2-1 without qualifying. And this upset Andrea Agnelli to an unimaginable point.
The «boss» of Juventus, took it personally. So after announcing on Saturday afternoon that Sarri was fired, after a few hours, and while there were many who claimed that he would turn to a great and experienced name (Zidane, Pochettino, Allegri, S. Inzaghi), he chose 41-year legend of Italian football and Juventus, Andrea Pirlo, who on July 30 had agreed to take over the technical leadership of the Juventus Under-23 team…
Former Italian national team coach Marcelo Lippi had said about footballer Andrea:
“Pirlo is a silent leader. He speaks with his feet.”
Who in recent years had gone to the United States and competed, since August 2019 received a coaching diploma from the famous school of Coverciano.
Shortly afterwards, Juventus officially announced his hiring.
«Andrea Pirlo is the new coach of Juventus. The 41-year-old (born in Flero, a suburb of Brescia) Pirlo had a legendary career as a footballer, in which he won everything: From the Champions League to the 2006 World Cup. In the 4 years he played for Juventus midfielder, Pirlo won 4 Italian Championships, 1 Italian Cup and 2 Super Cups.
Today, a new chapter in his career in the world of football begins and as it was said about a week ago: From «Maestros» he becomes «Mister».
As of today, he will be the coach of the Juventus team, as the club decided to trust him to lead the men’s team, while he had already been called to take over U23. Our choice today is based on the belief that Pirlo has everything he needs to lead his debut on the bench, an experienced and talented team and lead it to new successes.
Andrea Pirlo has two children by Debora Roversi’s wife (Niccolo, Angela) and two of Valentina’s girlfriends (Leonardo and Tommaso) and signed a contract until June 30, 2022. Now begins a new chapter for «Mr Pirlo »…