Juventus part ways with coach Andrea Pirlo after disappointing first season

TURIN, Italy — Andrea Pirlo is leaving Juventus after just one season as mentor following a fourth-place finish that finished the club’s run of nine straight Serie A titles.

Juventus didn’t say in Friday’s explanation whose choice it was to go, yet reports in Italy say the 42-year-old Pirlo was terminated.

Pirlo, a previous Juventus player who had never instructed at any level, was shockingly designated a year ago after Maurizio Sarri was terminated.

“A couple of months prior, Andrea Pirlo, a symbol of world soccer, started his new experience, his first as a mentor,” Juventus said in an articulation. “To do this, above all else, it takes mental fortitude, just as familiarity with one’s own methods … Pirlo has recently started the initial steps of what will presumably turn into a splendid profession as a mentor.”

Juventus won the Italian Cup and the Super Cup under Pirlo, however Inter Milan won the Serie A title.

The club additionally wavered in the Champions League, losing to Porto in the round of 16.

“Since in soccer, what checks are the triumphs, we should recall them: in about a couple of brief months Pirlo’s Juve has raised two prizes: The Italian Supercup and the Coppa Italia. Furthermore, he, as mentor, gotten back splendid triumphs on the most lofty of fields, from San Siro to Camp Nou,” Juventus added.

Pirlo’s substitution could be declared quickly. Previous Juventus mentor Massimiliano Allegri has supposedly marked a three-year bargain at the club — just two seasons after his takeoff.

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