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The Juve job is seemingly too big for Andrea Pirlo
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The Juve job is seemingly too big for Andrea Pirlo

Andrea Pirlo was undoubtedly successful with Juventus in his time as a player but the same can't be said of his ongoing managerial spell at the club. It is all but confirmed that the Old Ladies won't be Serie A champions this year. Therefore, the quest for a 10th consecutive scudetto win is gone out the window. Should the Turin giants have stayed put with Maurizio Sarri? Maybe they should have, as they are about to fall short of Sarri's record which eventually resulted in his sack. The Old Ladies currently sit fourth in the Serie A, 12 points adrift of league leaders Inter Milan with 10 games to go. The sad story for Juventus is that Antonio Conte's men are in the form of their lives and are also one of the best teams in Europe this season at the domestic level. READ: Baggies h...
Is it finally time to end Juve’s Serie A dominance?
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Is it finally time to end Juve’s Serie A dominance?

A good number of fans have been hoping for a shift of dominance in Serie A in recent years. Will this be the case at the end of the 2020/21 season? The question is a very difficult one to answer and it has been proven over the years in Serie A. Juventus have wholly dominated the league and there has been nothing that both old and new rivals have been able to do about it. We've seen cases where the other title contenders in the Serie A start the season like a house on fire only to falter when the pressure peaks and Juventus have an easy stroll to the defense of their title. Well, with the way the season is panning out in Italy, we may see a change this year, and what better time than now? This is arguably the best time for other big teams in Serie A to take the battle to the Old...
Pirlo considering move for Fabio Quagliarella
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Pirlo considering move for Fabio Quagliarella

Juventus boss Andrea Pirlo is interested in making a move for former Old Ladies striker Fabio Quagliarella as he looks to enhance his options in attack. Quagliarella currently leads the line at Sampdoria but played for Juventus between 2010 and 2014, making 84 appearances in the Serie A and scoring 23 goals. Pirlo has reportedly made contact with the 38-year-old to see if he would be interested in a return to Juve after the expiration of his contract with Sampdoria. Since he departed from Juventus for Sampdoria in 2016, he has been prolific with 79 goals in 171 appearances. His recent decent performances and numbers have caught the eye of Pirlo who is reportedly planning a swoop for him. Quagliarella's current contract with Sampdoria will expire in June 2021 with him being expe...
The Oldies are gradually being phased out for the Newbies
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The Oldies are gradually being phased out for the Newbies

The young managers are beginning to take over from the old guard in most of the elite clubs in Europe. It's safe to say that the prestigious managers are being phased out gradually. The players who made their mark, playing for some of the elite clubs in Europe are assuming the managerial helm at those clubs. It comes as no major surprise going by the precedent that has been set by successful pioneers. The likes of Pep Guardiola and Zinedine Zidane are prime examples. Guardiola replaced Frank Rijkaard at Barcelona years back and built a very formidable Barcelona side that conquered Europe and world club football for years before he departed from the club.  This was a major feat for a rookie manager and his achievement with the Barcelona side will reverberate in the world of footbal...
Pirlo urges Juventus to sign Aaron Ramsey
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Pirlo urges Juventus to sign Aaron Ramsey

Andrea Pirlo has urged Serie A giants Juventus to sign Wales international Aaron Ramsey from Arsenal. Reports claim that Ramsey hoped to sign a new deal with the Gunners but is now set to leave the Emirates at the end of the season. Aaron Ramsey has been at Arsenal for over a decade and has played over 350 games for the North London outfit. He has helped the club in 3 FA Cup successes. Juventus have reportedly expressed concrete interest in the Welshman, as well as the likes of Bayern Munich and Paris Saint-Germain. READ: Ozil set to miss Liverpool game, more injury worries for Emery Regardless, Pirlo has now called on his former club to sign Ramsey, insisting he will be a decent addition to the Old Ladies. In a chat with Sky Sports Italia, Pirlo said: ‘He is a talented play...