One of the great legends of Italian and AS Roma football, Francesco Totti wishes his former colleague Andrea Pirlo a successful career as a football coach. Of course, in this case he means the coach of Juventus.
The legend of AC Milan decided to hang up boots from the field since the summer of 2017. After ending it with New York City, Pirlo was unemployed.
But this time, the man with long hair was confirmed to return to the field. He is trusted by Juventus to become the coach of the first team next season.
Yes, the defending Italian Serie A champions have trusted Pirlo to replace Maurizio Sarri in the managerial chair. The appointment of the 41 year old man was surprising in itself, given the fact that he had no experience whatsoever.
Totti knows the figure of Andrea Pirlo well, because the two of them had long worked together to defend the Italian National Team in the international arena.
According to him, the appointment of Pirlo as Juventus’ main manager was the right decision. Totti even prayed for Pirlo to be successful as a football coach.
“He’s the right person. I really hope he can be successful and I have to say that Juve are not the wrong choice, “Totti told La Repubblica.
However, Totti cannot deny that he was also surprised by Pirlo’s appointment as Juventus’ new manager. The reason is, it is very unnatural for novice coaches to be burdened with heavy tasks when starting their career.
“But I did not expect such a decisive step, it would be abnormal for a beginner to accept a task burdened with such expectations,”
“Andrea has to be Pirlo, a champion, even [when on] the bench. And soon, “he said.
Indeed, the pressure on Juventus is quite large. The coach is not only required to bring the club to defend the Italian Serie A title and win other domestic titles, but also to triumph in the European Champions League.
Maurizio Sarri himself failed at Juventus after only one season in charge of the Turin club. His dismissal was caused by failure in the European Champions League.