The Italian football club "Juventus" announced about the termination of the contract with the head coach of the team Andrea Pirlo. The press service of the club informs about it.

Earlier, it was reported that the management of the Italian club was considering the option of returning the Italian Massimiliano Allegri to the post of head coach of the team.

“A few months ago, Pirlo began his coaching career and headed “Juventus”. It took a lot of courage to make such a decision” , “Juventus” said in the statement. \We are grateful to Andrea for the time we spent together and we wish him the best in the future that is sure to be great ".

"Juventus" under the leadership of Pirlo took fourth place in the standings of the Italian championship, gaining 78 points in 38 rounds, and for the first time in 10 years could not become the champion of the country.

Pirlo is 42 years old and was appointed as a coach of “Juventus” in 2020. Under his leadership, the Turin club won the Italian Cup (2021) and the Italian Super Cup (2020).

As a player, Pirlo played for “Juventus” from 2011 to 2015, and also played for Brescia, Inter, Regina, Milan and New York City. He is a six-time Italian champion, two-time national cup winner, three-time Italian Super Cup, two-time Champions League winner, two-time UEFA Super Cup winner, winner of the World Club Championship. As part of the Italian national team, he won the 2006 World Cup, won silver at the 2012 European Championship, and bronze at the 2013 Confederations Cup.