Along with Football Italy, Conte responded to Pirlo’s appointment as a head coach of Juventus. He focused on Andrea Pirlo’s age.
The appointment of Andrea Pirlo as Juventus coach is a major surprise for the football world in recent days. This story was responded to at the pre-match press conference with Leverkusen by Inter head coach Antonio Conte, who has been Pirlo’s coach at Juventus for three years. Conte and Pirlo still have a close relationship with each other.
Conte congratulated Pirlo on his appointment: “I am very happy for Andrea. Even just because of how much he has given me in terms of football. Besides, he is a particular person, and I respect him a lot. When I see my former players become coaches, it makes me feel old. “.
Andrea Pirlo himself has repeatedly mentioned that Conte is the best coach in his career, who had a significant influence on him. It was because of him that he decided to become a coach.
Apart from Conte, other representatives of the Italian football world also responded to Pirlo’s appointment. Ciro Ferrara, who was also coached by Juve without any experience and had to leave the team due to poor results in the middle of the season, warned Pirlo that it was challenging to work with former teammates and solved the problem himself.
Gianfranco Zola called Juve’s management decision risky. He said that it is difficult to work in a team of this size without experience. But he also added that a figure with Pirlo’s character, intellect, and personal qualities would cope with this challenge.