Juventus has been linked with its former coach, Massimiliano Allegri , recently. Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo admits he is not worried about the speculation.
Pirlo was overshadowed by dismissal due to a decline in Juventus’ performance. Even though the Bianconeri were heading for the Coppa Italia final, they were knocked out early in the Champions League and failed to compete in the race for the Serie A title after being 13 points behind Inter Milan at the Capolista
The realistic target for Juventus now is to compete in the Champions League next season, where they are competing for one of the three remaining tickets with four other teams such as Atalanta, Napoli, AC Milan and Lazio.
In the middle of this week, Allegri is known to be in Turin. At the same time Juve President Andrea Agnelli met Exor boss John Elkann at the training ground. This moment then created speculation that Juventus was contacting Allegri to replace Pirlo.
So what is Andrea Pirlo’s response ? “I am fine, I spoke with the owner of the club yesterday as is often the case,” he replied in Football-Italy. “We talked about a lot of things, as usual.”
“I am not worried about my work. I only hear rumors from you journalists. I am relaxed and focused on what I need to do, I am not affected by these rumors. I am so focused on what I need to do that I don’t have any. time to read the newspapers. ”
Andrea Pirlo is believed to be sacked if Juventus fail to qualify for the Champions League. It was also stated that Pirlo could even be replaced by his assistant, Igor Tudor for the short term if Juve’s performance did not improve.