It hasn’t been the best season for Juventus both domestically and in Europe.
The Bianconeri decided to bet on former great, Andrea Pirlo, to take them to the next level after Mauricio Sarri was sacked by Andrea Agnelli.
Sarri’s time at the club was underwhelming, though Pirlo’s, if anything, has been even worse.
His tactics have been baffling at times, and only a very late and improbable sequence of results saw Juve qualify again for next season’s Champions League, at the expense of Napoli.
Thank you for everything, @Pirlo_official!
— JuventusFC (@juventusfcen) May 28, 2021
On Friday morning, it was finally announced that after just one season, the club were dispensing with Pirlo’s services as coach.
Though that’s likely to have no effect whatsoever on whether Cristiano Ronaldo leaves or not, given that, per MARCA, he has told his team-mates he wants to go this summer, a top-level appointment may well see the Portuguese change his mind.
Either way, Pirlo had to go.