A year after his appointment, Andrea Pirlo was dismissed from his job as Juventus coach on Friday. He published a slightly bitter farewell message regretting this decision, feared for many months.
His future on the bench for Juventus seemed sealed for a long time now. The departure of Andrea Pirlo from his functions as coach of Juventus was officially recorded on Friday. Called up last summer to replace Maurizio Sarri, the former midfielder will only have remained on the bench of his former club for a year.
The elimination in the round of 16 of the Champions League (against Porto), the loss of the title in Serie A and the enormous fear of having almost missed the qualification in the Champions League were fatal to him. Despite everything, the former Italian international regrets this decision and defends his record.
“I achieved the objectives that were asked of me”
“If I had to start over, I would make the exact same choice, although I was aware of all the obstacles I encountered related to this time so difficult for everyone, which prevented me from planning the best my intentions and my style of game, but during which I in any case achieved the objectives that were asked of me, “he said in his farewell message posted on Twitter.
Despite this setback, Pirlo positive and looks with ambition to the future. “This adventure, despite an unexpected ending, made it even clearer what I would like my future to be, which I hope will be just as full and full of satisfaction as the one I have experienced as a player, It is time to get back into the game and take on new challenges. However, I want to thank the Juventus family and everyone who has been close to me this season. “
Two titles anyway
For his first experience as a coach, Pirlo leaves Juve with two trophies: the Italian Super Cup and the Italian Cup. The name of Massimiliano Allegri returns with insistence to replace him on the bench of Juve. The latter left the club in 2019 after five years on the bench and two contested Champions League finals (2015, 2017).