Andrea Pirlo leaves Juventus after disappointing yr in cost

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Andrea Pirlo

Andrea Pirlo is leaving Juventus after just one season as coach following a fourth-place end that ended the membership’s run of 9 straight Serie A titles.

Juventus didn’t say in Friday’s assertion whose resolution it was to go, however stories in Italy say the 42-year-old Pirlo was fired.

Pirlo, a former Juventus participant who had by no means coached at any stage, was surprisingly appointed final yr after Maurizio Sarri was fired.

“A couple of months in the past, Andrea Pirlo, an icon of world soccer, started his new journey, his first as a coach,” Juventus mentioned in an announcement. “To do that, initially, it takes braveness, in addition to consciousness of 1’s personal means … Pirlo has simply begun the primary steps of what is going to little question change into a superb profession as a coach.”

Juventus received the Italian Cup and the Tremendous Cup underneath Pirlo, however Inter Milan received the Serie A title.

The membership additionally faltered within the Champions League, dropping to Porto within the spherical of 16.

“Since in soccer, what counts are the victories, let’s bear in mind them: within the area of some brief months Pirlo’s Juve has raised two trophies: The Italian Supercup and the Coppa Italia. And he, as coach, introduced residence good victories on probably the most prestigious of fields, from San Siro to Camp Nou,” Juventus added.

Pirlo’s substitute could possibly be introduced imminently. Former Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri has reportedly signed a three-year deal on the membership — solely two seasons after his departure.

Juventus received 5 straight league and cup doubles underneath Allegri and in addition reached two Champions League finals.

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