Del Piero, Gattuso react to Andrea Pirlo’s appointment as Juventus supervisor

Italy legends, Alessandro Del Piero and Gennaro Gattuso, have reacted to Andrea Pirlo’s appointment as Juventus supervisor.

DAILY POST reported on Saturday that Juventus appointed Andrea Pirlo as their new supervisor, simply hours after sacking Maurizio Sarri.

Pirlo was solely named Juventus’ U-23 head coach final month.

However the 41-year-old former midfield maestro has now been requested to take over the membership’s senior staff, even earlier than taking cost of a fixture.

Reacting to the event, Del Piero, who performed with Pirlo throughout their time at Juventus, stated he by no means anticipated him to maneuver into administration, whereas Gattuso, who performed with Pirlo throughout their time at Italy nationwide staff, stated he’s “screwed”.

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“To be trustworthy, I wouldn’t have wager on him turning into the coach. It’s a shock for me too,” Del Piero advised Sky Sport Italia.

“I used to be already happy for him taking the Underneath-23 function and thought that was the suitable transfer for him, however he has skipped forward, so I can solely want him luck.

“I feel the overall notion of former gamers who grow to be coaches is altering in Italy. Earlier than, there was this must undergo an extended course of within the decrease leagues to study the commerce, however in recent times we’ve got seen Filippo and Simone Inzaghi succeed, plus Gennaro Gattuso. They have been nice gamers and began immediately with nice groups.”

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On his half, Gattuso stated after Napoli’s defeat to Barcelona: “Nicely he’s screwed now! That’s the job.

“He’s fortunate to be beginning at Juventus, however this career is one the place a fantastic taking part in profession isn’t sufficient. You need to research, to work laborious, and you don’t get a lot sleep.”

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