Andrea Pirlo won’t rule out the possibility of reuniting with his former Juventus manager Antonio Conte at Chelsea, reports Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport.
Pirlo who confirmed he would retire in December at the end of his contract with New York City has been linked with a coaching position at the Blues.
But speaking to Gazetta dello Sport, the 38-year-old didn’t give away any hints about what his plans were post-retirement.
Pirlo is quoted by Gazetta dello Sport saying:
“An assistant to Conte? People are saying that. I have my ideas but I need time to decide.”
Even in the latter stages of his illustrious career, the midfielder was a key part of Conte’s Juventus team winning three straight Serie A titles.
Pirlo’s knowledge and experience would be valuable to the current team. It would also keep Conte happy and settled at the club after reports of him wanting to leave at the end of the season, as reported by The Sun.
However, an offer from Chelsea may be one of many options the Italian has on the table.