When people were still having mixed feelings about Ronaldo and Real Madrid's outing, a series of news from the Apennines just grabbed the headlines.
First of all, yesterday afternoon local time, from Juventus and team reporter Romeo Agresti, the team will evaluate the coach Sarri’s stay or stay through a meeting; an hour later, the front information is updated, Romeo said Sarri has been fired. The news was immediately confirmed by the official.
After this possibly particularly “long” season in football history, Sarri has a rather hot league title, and his first journey to launch an aircraft carrier in Serie A has come to an end. A total of 427 days-considering that he was very concerned when he first took office. The joy expressed by being able to coach Cristiano Ronaldo is not an exaggeration to refer to Juventus, which has been the most difficult to win the championship in recent years.
But this is still not the most "horrible" news today. Sarri's coaching this season has not been able to win the recognition of most fans, and when to leave seems to be a matter of time, especially after the Champions League stopped the first round of the knockout round. The outside world has many speculations about who will take over as the coach. Some of the more reliable ones mostly focus on calling back to Allegri, or contacting Pochettino, who is also currently idle.
In the end, Juventus decided to appoint Andrea Pirlo-seven or eight days ago, they just announced that the latter will be the U23 head coach, which made Pirlo directly achieve the second place in more than a week. The triple jump of a football life.
In recent years, too many teams have returned as coaches from past retired stars. Take the Premier League this season as an example. Among the mainstream powers, Manchester United, Chelsea and Arsenal are all appointed young stars; Push, Zidane, who is now coaching Real Madrid, and Guardiola in 08/09, have all started their coaching careers in the home team.
In comparison, Pirlo, who joined Juventus as a veteran after his 30s, should have his DNA attributable to the dispute.
After being officially announced as U23 head coach a week ago, Pirlo in an interview directly answered this question: "I have always respected Milan and have maintained a good relationship with my old teammates in Milan, but I have no contact with Milan now, because of our group of players only Maldini is still in Milan."
Pirlo officially decided to join Juventus from AC Milan, which took place on May 26, 2011, 9 years have passed. As Pirlo said, the Milan teammates who used to fight alongside him are still in the team, even if they are in the team as a management team, there are very few left besides the veterans like Maldini.
At Juventus, it was another scene. Today there are still veterans like Buffon, Chiellini and Bonucci in the Zebra Army team who have competed with him, and there are more familiar faces in the management. Comparing the two, Juventus is indeed the "more familiar" side of Pirlo.
As for the issue of confirming that he was over 32 years old at the time of the transfer, it may not be too noisy.
Arteta, who joined Arsenal in 2011, had already gone straight to 30 at the time. The five-year period of playing for the Gunners did not have a big advantage compared to Pirlo. And now, no one will deny the Arsenal DNA in Arteta's bones. So also, for Pirlo, who laid the cornerstone of the dynasty for Juventus, who has created nine consecutive championships, naturally, there is no need to be overly entangled in this issue. .
However, compared with them, Pirlo still looks too special, the root of which is precisely because he is too "young" as a marshal.
The "young" here does not refer to his age. After all, Arteta mentioned above is now only 38 years old, but he has been in the position of first team coach for half a season, and Pirlo is going to be younger. 3 years old. This "young" refers to his extremely lack of industry experience.
There are many examples of transitioning from retired stars to active coaches. Most of them have already made plans to join the coaching staff before retiring. What's more, there are Lukaku and Mertens of this year. It is still a few years away from retirement, especially when the former is just 27 years old, he has already begun to apply for the coaching certificate course (compared to ordinary people, professional players have a certain degree of convenience in applying for the coaching certificate).
However, Pirlo didn't think so when he retired. In his autobiography, he mentioned that he was not interested in this job, and his actions were once in line with him. After retiring, he struggled for a long time before deciding to study for UEFA Pro coaching certification in 2019. A classmate There is center Luca Tony of the same era, and the mentors who taught them seem to include former famous players like Chivu and Thiago Motta.
但是，皮尔洛退休后却不这么认为。在他的自传中，他提到他对这项工作不感兴趣，他的行为曾经与他保持一致。退休后，他奋斗了很长时间，然后决定在2019年学习UEFA Pro教练证书。一位同学是同一时代的中锋卢卡·托尼（Luca Tony），教他们的导师似乎包括前著名球员，如Chivu和Thiago Motta 。
The schedule of this course starts in September 2019 and ends in June 2020. During this period, it is known to have experienced the new crown epidemic, and it is unknown whether there is a pause in the middle. However, according to some foreign media reports, Pirlo completed the Pro course on time, which corresponds to the rumors that he will return to Juventus U23 to teach a month later.
In other words, this time Pirlo, almost as a newcomer who has no experience in the coaching staff of the first-tier leagues (even the first-tier leagues of small countries), has been reduced to the position of coach of the previous Serie A championship team.
Are there such examples? The author has not been able to verify all the cases in the past ten to twenty years because the amount of work is too large; but only in terms of the well-known retired players/coaches, Pirlo’s experience this time may be true It is unique.
Solskjaer worked in Norway for a long time before returning to Manchester United (he also worked in the Manchester United echelon when he retired before he retired); Lampard returned to Chelsea after a year of experience in the Championship in Derbyshire; Arteta was in Guardiola is edified by his side; Zidane and Guardiola, before joining any team, had accumulated experience in the second team. Zidane was also Ancelotti's assistant. You must have experienced that famous scene. Goal; as for Terry and Gerrard who are still growing up outside the former home team, let alone.
Even Gary Neville, who has been complained by fans as a model of the "big mouth king", used to be the assistant coach of the England team before Valencia's unbearable past.
And those Pirlo's former teammates in AC Milan, many of them have accepted the emergency call of the Rossoneri to fight the fire. What were their resumes before taking office as coach?
Gattuso has successively coached in Sion, Palermo, OFI Credi, Pisa and even Milan U19; Major Inzaghi was also the coach of the team's youth team before taking over the coach;
Even Seedorf, who seems to start directly from 0, actually, according to what he himself said, has already begun to follow coach Osvaldo Oliveira during his last time with Botafogo. Participate in the work of the coaching team and uniform team, learn management and coaching skills. For him, who is about to enter the transitional stage, this is the most precious experience and growth of his journey to South America.
And Pirlo, now it seems, may really be a piece of dry blank paper.
From a resume of almost zero to the top of the sky, to sit on the throne of the coach of the previous league championship team, for most coaches, it seems to be an unimaginable "priority", but the danger behind it also needs to be paid attention to.
For Andrea Agnelli, Pirlo must be the most preserved part of his wonderful memories. On May 19, 2010, he became the 25th chairman of Juventus Football Club and has been at the helm until now. After taking office for almost a year, Pirlo announced that he will join the next season soon, and has since directly laid the foundation for Juventus. The cornerstone of the dynasty, although he only played for the Bianconeri for 4 years.
对于安德里亚·阿涅利（Andrea Agnelli），皮尔洛（Pirlo）必须是他美好回忆中保存最完好的部分。 2010年5月19日，他成为尤文图斯足球俱乐部第25任董事长，直到现在一直在掌舵。上任近一年后，皮尔洛宣布即将加入下一个赛季，此后直接为尤文图斯打下了基础。王朝的基石，尽管他只为Bianconeri效力了4年。
However, the chairman's love does not guarantee that he will be able to go smoothly after this time.
Looking back 427 days ago, when Juventus dug Surrey from Chelsea, they hoped that the latter could bring beautiful football elements to the team that has dominated Serie A. Although Sarri’s training model has been praised by a large number of Italian new and mesozoic coaches, such as Gattuso once publicly expressed his preference for Sarri Ball, now more than a year has passed, and you may be able to understand the final How effective is the implementation of
In addition, although we can observe that Sarri still belongs to the more honest type of person in essence, the too "straightforward" throwing pot at many conferences this season is really confusing. Combined with external rumors, the claim that he could not hold Juventus, the giant Serie A ship, seemed to be not groundless, and under the weight it became a "quick talk".
Therefore, even seniors like Saki and various reporters have said that Sarri’s answers this season are not bad, but in the face of the fact that he was eliminated prematurely in the Champions League, he still failed to keep his position. ; And now this hot potato is in Pirlo's hands.
Since there is really no resume that can be used for reference in the past, I cannot make any predictions about the future Pirlo at this moment. But it is conceivable that the environment he is in will not be as relaxed as imagined.
First of all, although Juventus still achieved an early championship this season, the final advantage in the standings was only one point, and the goal difference was the lowest among the top four. In the past few years, Juventus' advantages in the Serie A environment have indeed been gradually eroded. This is one of the reasons why Sacchi and others have supported Sarri: He at least held the championship during the team's decline. And what about Pirlo, who is a complete recruit in the coaching circle?
Juventus's scene this season has been widely complained by fans, but it must be admitted that some positions in the lineup really need to be strengthened, even if they are not excellent in the league environment.
For example, Higuain at the center position is getting older and declining, and fewer and fewer games are able to "return to full blood and fight". In addition, the team has no reliable backup candidates at all; the offensive line speed of both wings Surprisingly, Costa is no longer sharp after a long injury; full-back is an old problem, and the transformed Quadrado cannot change Juventus' weakness in this position.
Juventus’ investment in the past few years is not small, and financially, it has basically been stuck on the line. It is difficult to continue to reinforce multiple positions at sky-high prices in a short time; although there will be Artur and Kulusev next season With the addition of Skye, they were only able to solve part of the problem, and what was finally handed over to Pirlo was still a lineup with defects visible to the naked eye.
Secondly, Pirlo's status as a famous player will give him a certain prestige in the team. Assuming certain performance fluctuations, he can win more forgiveness than Sarri (not to mention the identity of the rookie coach, to some extent). It will always be a tried and tested excuse). However, when it is really necessary for a head coach to demonstrate his own skills and determination in management, can he control him, who has almost no working experience in the coaching bench and management? Under this circumstance, how Pirlo's teaching assistant team is formed may be crucial.
In addition, it is worth noting that Pirlo and Juventus signed for two years, and 427 days ago, and Sarri was three years. In fact, the two-year contract also shows that Juventus really understands the risks behind this appointment. Once it is found to be inappropriate under the low age limit, it can stop losses as much as possible after breaking up in time.
Of course, as soon as the recruits coach comes up, they can practice with close to the full rank (at least for Pirlo's position in the coaching circle, Juventus is absolutely worthy of the full rank), and it may not only have risks but no benefits.
In the first half of last year, because Enrique took the initiative to resign due to personal matters, his assistant Robert Moreno took this to the position for many years. He became the head coach for the first time in more than two decades of coaching career, and he was also a strong team like Spain. Gradually, he walked low and reached the doorway. Although he was forced to give up due to Enrique's return, he also got the olive branch thrown by Monaco (although he was fired again...). Without this drama, perhaps he would only be "the man behind Enrique" for most of his life.
The resume of a strong team is a godsend opportunity for a coach to grow in all directions. Under the pressure, there is a treasure that is more worth looking forward to. After such an unexpected event, Pirlo took over the pointer, which in itself is a display of courage, and how much wisdom can be displayed after this courage. The new season will start more than a month later, and the answer should be slow. Announced.