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Allegri insists no Pirlo WAR after shock Juventus arrival

New Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri is happy working with Andrea Pirlo. Allegri was blamed for Pirlo's departure from AC Milan two years ago.

"We will start with the assumption that I have a great relationship with Andrea," said Allegri. "We haven't spoken to each other because until this morning, I wasn't the Coach of Juventus.

"Regarding Andrea, he has been and is a champion. He was a champion at Milan with me until a year when he was unfortunate and had injuries. He always played and he had unforgettable years at Milan.

"He is doing that again at Juventus, so I am lucky to be working with him again.

"Unfortunately in football people think things are going a certain way when actually they are not like that at all.

"That year [at Milan], Andrea suffered a series of injuries and it was hard for him to come back.

"In the end, as I have explained many times, what happened happened. The club, Andrea and myself took the decision [that he would leave].

"Andrea took the decision to come to Juventus and luckily after three years I am back with him.

"He has had three great seasons and I repeat, I am happy to be back with him and there have never been problems between us."

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