Andrea Pirlo as a Juventus Coach: Maestro to Mister Maestro?
After being eliminated from the Champions League, last Saturday Serie A champions have announced sucking Maurizio Sarri the new coach name: ex Juventus, Milan and Inter player, Andrea Pirlo, known for his perfect free kicks and passes.
There have been expressed some interesting opinions regarding this news. The Italy national team manager, Roberto Mancini said: “Pirlo is lucky. He starts from the top and with the best team.” He added that he’d count on Pirlo: “He has great knowledge of football.”
On the other side, Pirlo’s ex teammate, Gennaro Gattuso said: “Well he’s screwed now.” “He is lucky to be starting at Juventus, but this profession is one where a great playing career is not enough. You have to study, to work hard, and you don’t get much sleep.”
What about Pirlo, ever becoming a manager, he wrote in his autobiography: “I wouldn’t bet a single cent on me becoming a manager though. It’s not a job I’m attracted to. There are too many worries.”
Opinions aside, but where is he going to start from in his new role? What’s going to be changed and who’’ll be left or come in the team? Let’s find out together.
Andrea Pirlo already let know some players he doesn’t want in the club. List starts with Aaron Ramsey, and goes forward with Gonzalo Higuain, Sami Khedira, Daniele Rugani, Mattia De Sciglio, and Blaise Matuidi.
Pirlo also has an eye on some players that he wants to see at Juventus. Alvaro Morata could become Pirlo’s first signing as a coach, who’d replace Higuain.
As Corriere Dello Sport reports, Pirlo wants Juventus to sign Wolves forward Raul Jimenez, Atalanta forward Duvan Zapata, and Napoli’s Arkadiusz Milik. Juventus also have an eye on Federico Chiesa and Nicolo Zaniolo.
From midfielders, Juventus have plans for Manuel Locatelli or Brescia midfielder Sandro Tonali, or Real Madrid’s Isco.
Emerson Palmieri and Luca Pellegrini are among the defenders Juventus target to sign.
Hence, the coach will rid of the “useless” players, getting the best possible replacements for the needed positions.
But what will it result in and can Maestro in the field become Maestro on the bench? Can he lead Juventus to their third Champions League title? The time will show!