New Juventus manager, Andrea Pirlo can match the achievements of Zinedine Zidane at Real Madrid, Alessandro Del Piero has said.
Del Piero recently revealed that even if it is not a fair comparison, since Zizou had worked with the Real Madrid youth team before he took over the first team, Pirlo has what it takes to do even better than the Frenchman.
According to him, Pirlo knows the club, the players, the directors, so things should be easier from when when he takes over.
He added that he wouldn’t have bet on the Italian becoming a coach and his appointment is still a surprise for him.
His words, “It’s not a fair comparison, because Zizou had already worked with the Real Madrid youth team and then was Carlo Ancelotti’s assistant manager, but Pirlo has everything it takes to do even better than Zidane,”
“He already knows the club, the players, the directors, so I think they communicated in a very clear way.
“To be honest, I wouldn’t have bet on him becoming the coach. It’s a surprise for me too.
“I was already pleased for him taking the Under-23 role and thought that was the right move for him, but he’s skipped ahead, so I can only wish him luck.
“I think the general perception of former players who become coaches is changing in Italy. Before, there was this need to go through a long process in the lower leagues to learn the trade, but in recent years we’ve seen Filippo and Simone Inzaghi succeed, plus Gennaro Gattuso. They were great players and started straight away with great teams.”