Former Chelsea assistant manager Ray Wilkins insists that Andrea Pirlo would be a great fit at the Blues, as Sky Sports reports.
The Italian midfielder, who is unsure about his post-retirement plans when he hangs up his boots in December, hasn’t ruled out working with his former Juventus manager Antonio Conte.
Wilkins who also worked under an Italian manager in Carlo Ancelotti believes that Pirlo would be the ideal candidate to take up his former position according to Sky Sports.
Wilkins is quoted by Sky Sports saying:
“He speaks English, he knows Antonio Conte really well and would be a great addition to the Chelsea backroom staff.”
When Conte and Pirlo worked together at Juventus, the pair won three straight Serie A titles and with Steve Holland leaving the club last season, the New York City player could be a suitable replacement.
Not many of us would disagree with Wilkins as Pirlo would offer great experience to the club’s young players as well as Conte having a tight unit working with him.
If he were to move to SW6, Pirlo could join the club during the January transfer window, with plenty of business likely to be done off the pitch as well as on it.