Pirlo said that Juve President Andrea Agnelli had warned him in advance about his recent meeting with the former Allegri coach.
There is friendship between Agnelli and Allegri
The pressure on Andrea Pirlo intensifies with every pass game as Juventus’ pitiful campaign drags on in 2020-21, with a mandatory clash against Napoli next Wednesday. It has been speculated that the club will soon part ways with the 41-year-old, although Andrea Pirlo appeared rampant with Andrea Agnelli’s encounter with Massimiliano Allegri.
No position was noted by Andrea Pirlo at the pre-match press conference, whether he had a position on the meeting and, according to him, was warned by the president himself about this meeting. He said they were friends. Apart from football, the friendship persists and that it was like he was going to dinner with Maldini and the next day it turned out that he wanted him to be Milan’s coach and that apart from football there is also friendship, these are normal things.
Next game will be important
Andrea Pirlo inherited a squad that had just won the ninth straight Scudetto after replacing Maurizio in a hot spot last summer, but was unable to maintain the club’s domestic dominance in 2020-21. The Bianconeri are 12 points behind the Inter leaders with 10 matches remaining in Serie A and also suffered an unexpected early entry into the Champions League at the hands of Porto last month. Juventus still have a final date for Coppa Italia vs. Atalanta to look forward to May 19, but Andrea Pirlo may not hold out until he can watch the league’s dramatic turn of fortunes, with the top four now in question.
When asked how important a win against Napoli could be in their bid to secure the Champions League qualification, the former Italy midfielder responded that he felt the players’ trust and they gave him more confidence in the work they were doing. He said that Tomorrow will be important, but not decisive. The pressure is there and it is normal, they used to have it and now they know that they also have to look at those below them.
Massimiliano is likely to be a popular destination among supporters if he is lured back to Turin in the coming weeks, given how successful he was during his first stint at the club. The 53-year-old took first place in Juventus in 2014 and began delivering 11 trophies, including five Serie A crowns and four Coppa Italia titles, while taking the team to two Champions League finals at the same time. Massimiliano Allegri decided to leave Juventus at the end of the 2018-19 season, but has not trained since then, with him he announced that he would be open to resume his career in a familiar environment.