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Ex-Juventus coach Pirlo ready for management return

Former Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo says he's ready to return to management.

Pirlo has left the door open to working in the USA, where he played for New York City FC.

“I'm not ruling out anything," Pirlo told the Athletic. “It's a great league. I see lots of coaches coming to MLS from other countries. I was lucky enough to play there. You saw what the USMNT did in the Gold Cup, so I'd say the American game is taking off.

“Lots of Americans are now playing for the best clubs in the world — Juve, Barcelona, Chelsea. If they're playing at that level, it speaks to their potential."

Pirlo admitted he 'learned a lot' during his only year at Juventus and continues to study other coaches to become a more complete tactician himself.

“I'm looking at lots of different coaches," he reveals. “You can learn from anyone. I'm watching games and training sessions online.

“Once it's easier to travel, I'll go watch some in person. I bumped into Mauricio Pochettino on holiday in Ibiza and he asked me to swing by Paris and say hello. If I can, I'd like to go to Manchester to see Guardiola."

He added: “I am ready to embark on a new adventure."


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