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However, the fact that he took Pirlo shows that the club did not expect to go out with the OL.
Juventus expected to go to the Final 8 and then an elimination with Manchester City / Real Madrid or later would be welcomed "serenely".
Taking Pirlo means not waiting for unnerving negotiations with others when there is already little time.
Otherwise you don't promote the U23 coach quickly and out.
 
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I think Pirlo will be badly found out here - much like Neville the fraud in Spain
It's a massive gamble. They are trying to do a Zidane without making sure that Pirlo had almost the decade of coaching and backroom experience that he had before he became manager (assistant to Jose, assistant to Ancelloti, worked for the sporting director, youth coach etc). They could tank the guys career before it starts.
 
It's a massive gamble. They are trying to do a Zidane without making sure that Pirlo had almost the decade of coaching and backroom experience that he had before he became manager (assistant to Jose, assistant to Ancelloti, worked for the sporting director, youth coach etc). They could tank the guys career before it starts.

It's a risk but Sarri played against Lyon in his second year.
If he had reached the Final 8, the Juventus would probably have left him in his place because then it would have been the second half of August and precisely in the year of Covid-19, times would have been tight.

Beating (eliminating) Lyon was the fundamental: for the sporting result, the visibility, the Ch ampions League prize money.

Then we can talk about Var, referee etc. but the real thing is that we came out with the 7th ranked OL in Ligue 1 who hadn't played in months apart from the League Cup.

The relationship was worn out: if they didn't kick him out now it would have happened in October and then it was hard.

Why take Pirlo: it's cheap, knows the environment and the players like it.
If it goes well then we have the new Guardiola, if it goes wrong the economic loss is limited and we will think of another coach: Zidane, Pochettino, Inzaghi Simone ...
But are you thinking now about starting a dance with Lotito to free Inzaghi?
Or Real to free Zidane?
Pochettino seems to want 12 million € a year ...
 
Great stir. This is the reaction in Catalonia to the revelation of the Catalan journalist who has been stationed in England for years Guillem Balague who yesterday at the BBC, of which he has been a long-time collaborator, revealed that among other teams Cristiano Ronaldo was also offered to Barcelona. That he wouldn't have considered it. For the Catalan newspaper Sport, the news deserves the opening of the site, given that Balague wrote the biography of the Portuguese and his relationship with Jorge Mendes.
 


It was eventually done for €591m, including the cost of taking on Roma’s debts, and was announced after the Italian stock market had closed for the day.
 
I've never been to Italy, but have often fantasized about sitting, impeccably dressed, at some outdoor Roman cafe drinking a comically tiny cappuccino with two fingers while reading a pink newspaper splashed with huge dramatic headlines about some mundane football drama.

Someday :avbpray:
 
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