Andrea Pirlo, coach of Juventus: the Old Lady made a daring bet, that of trying to have “his” Zidane. The management explained.
Just hours after the dismissal of Maurizio Sarri, Juventus took everyone by surprise by announcing the appointment of Andrea Pirlo, until then coach of Primavera, as head coach. A blow “à la Zidane”, and which Barça did not dare to attempt with Xavi. “He was predestined to be a coach as he was predestined to be a player. It is a natural choice, he is a boy who has always been with us,” said Fabio Paratici, sports director of Juve, to Sky Italy.
As for Sarri’s departure, it was not only decided on the basis of elimination in the Champions League: “We had taken stock internally, it is not a match that decides the fate of a coach but well an assessment of the entire season, “says Paratici.