Juventus ‘eye Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane as their next manager, with Andrea Pirlo almost sacked’ after 10 points down on leaders Inter Milan in Serie A title race
- Andrea Pirlo has endured a tough debut season as Juventus manager
- Juventus are 10 points off the top in Serie A while crashing out of Europe
- Pirlo’s future is in serious doubt as they want to give up their Serie A crown
- Zinedine Zidane enjoyed five great years playing with Juve from 1996-2001
Juventus are reportedly considering an approach for Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane, seriously threatening Andrea Pirlo’s position as manager.
Juventus have had an extremely difficult season, 10 points behind Serie A leader Inter Milan with only 11 games to go, while they recently crashed in the last 16 stage of the Champions League.
The Italian giants will give up their Serie A crown and it was recently reported that Pirlo has only one game left to save his job after a shocking defeat to Benevento last weekend.
Andrea Pirlo’s position as Juventus boss is increasingly under threat after a tough campaign
And according to AS, Zidane’s old ladies have made their main goal to replace Pirlo as they try to take advantage of the uncertainty about the Frenchman’s future in Madrid.
Question marks remain over Zidane’s position in the Spanish capital after a shaky season – finishing third in LaLiga, six points behind leader Atletico with 10 games to go.
Zidane enjoyed five successful seasons playing for Juventus from 1996 to 2001, including 212 times for the club when he won two Serie A titles.
But Juventus will reportedly face competition for Zidane’s signature, with AS also claiming France looks to him as Didier Deschamps’ successor.
The Italian giants will target Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane if they fire Pirlo
Zidane enjoyed five successful seasons as a player with Juventus, winning Serie A twice.
Zidane’s contract as manager of Madrid expires next summer, and he did not rule out the possibility of leaving at a recent press conference.
The Frenchman said, “I look no further than day by day. I’m not planning anything. ‘
Meanwhile, despite talk that Pirlo could soon be axed as Juventus boss, Vice President Pavel Nedved insisted that the manager – alongside Cristiano Ronaldo – be at the club next season under fire.
Reports in Spain have recently linked Ronaldo with a sensational return to Real Madrid this summer.
Juventus is 10 points behind Serie A leaders Inter Milan with only 11 games to go
Speaking about Pirlo’s future, Nedved insisted that the club’s former player still retains the full confidence of the board.
“Pirlo is and will remain the coach of Juventus, that is 100 percent certain,” said Nedved DAZN
‘We started a new project with him, knowing we would face difficulties. We wanted to do a little more, but we couldn’t.
“We are calm, Pirlo has everything to become a great coach.”