Chelsea News: Andrea Pirlo responds to Blues coaching role speculation | Football | Sport

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Andrea Pirlo announced his retirement this week, leading to questions about his future after football.

The 38-year-old had been linked with a coaching role at Chelsea, potentially working alongside his former boss at Juventus, Antonio Conte.

However, the midfielder has ruled out a switch to Stamford Bridge, claiming he has no immediate plans since hanging up his boots.

When asked if he would be joining the backroom team at Chelsea he told the Daily Mail: “No I won’t. I need to rest.

“One of his 20-minute video sessions is worth three days on the training ground. 

“You immediately understand what it is you have to do. He is one of the best, absolutely.

“An assistant to Conte? People are saying that. I have my ideas but I need time to decide.”

Pirlo will hang up his boots in December when his contract is up with MLS side New York City.



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