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His announcement had caused a lot of talk. On August 8, after the elimination in the Champions League against Olympique Lyonnais and the dismissal of Maurizio Sarri, Juventus Turin took everyone by surprise by appointing a certain Andrea Pirlo as its head. Initially planned for the under-23s, the former Squadra Azzura midfielder found himself propelled into a role of number one coach, a first in his very young coaching career.
After five difficult first months, the Italian is slowly learning the inner workings of a complicated job, as evidenced by his 6th place in the Serie A standings. Fortunately, the support continues to arrive, and the last one risks making a lot of talk about the other side of the Alps.
“Juventus are making a generational change …”
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Claudio Marchisio rave with PirloCredit Photo – Icon Sport
Asked about the performance of his former teammate, Claudio Marchisio praised the merits of his club on this decision: “It was a courageous decision to change coaches this season. It’s complicated because time is running out and in football, especially at Juventus, everyone wants results immediately. It’s a year where you can’t train well, where you don’t have time to prepare for the summer, where everything is more difficult, even the most insignificant situations. So, in all this, changing coaches is an additional complication. “
He then looked at Pirlo’s qualities for the position, as well as his ‘new’ vision of football: “His way of seeing football is something new to Juventus. He has an interesting outlook. and intriguing. I think he is discovering the team, but also himself, as a coach. He’s never done that and whatever your experience as a player, you move into another dimension. Juventus are making a generational change, which is a very good thing, and they have changed coaches. It is obvious that a period of adaptation is necessary, I wouldn’t say of transition, but a period of adjustment. . If he can now find a continuity in the results, everything could take off “he thus indicated in remarks granted to Tuttosport. The main interested will be appreciated.