After leading Juventus to a Coppa Italia victory over Atalanta on Wednesday, Andrea Pirlo said his goal is to keep managing the club he loves. It was the Italian’s first trophy since taking over last summer.
Pirlo’s first season as Juve coach has not gone as planned, with the reigning champions failing to defend their Serie A title and needing other results to finish in the top four heading into Sunday’s final round of matches.
The season will not end without a trophy, as Dejan Kulusevski and Federico Chiesa scored in a 2-1 win over Atalanta at the Mapei Stadium to give Juve their 14th Coppa Italia title, easing the pressure on Pirlo.
‘These victories don’t make up for the ups and downs of the season, but I’ve learned a lot in my first season as a manager,’ says the manager. According to Sky Sport Italia, Pirlo stated.
‘We had the desire to win and take home this trophy despite not having a positive season.
‘The club will decide if I stay but I would like to continue because I love to coach and I love this club that has given me so much satisfaction. My goal is to continue.’