Milan: Andrea Pirlo (Pixel) On Saturday he insisted he was quiet about his job as Juventus coach as the Italian champion’s nine-year reign drew to a close.
Inter Milan is set to deny Juventus a tenth successive title as the Turin giants are now vying to qualify for the Champions League.
“I am calm about my work,” the 41-year-old former World Cup winner in Italy said at a news conference.
Inter can be sealed Scudetto This weekend, Juventus finished fourth, 13 points behind the leaders, with five matches remaining.
Italian press reports said former Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri will return two years after he was sacked.
A visit by John Elcan, CEO of Exor, the holding company of the Agnelli family that owns Juventus, to the team’s training ground this week sparked speculation about the changes.
“I spoke to the owners that day,” revealed Pirlo, who took office last summer.
“This isn’t the first time they’ve come, it has actually happened three or four times and we’ve talked about it all.
“I am calm about my job, about what to do.
I am not affected by all these rumors.
“I am focusing on what I have to do and I have to bring the team to the Champions League and try to win the Coppa Italia.”
Meanwhile, Pirlo revealed that his teenage son, Nicolo, was a victim of online abuse, as sports bodies boycotted social media this weekend.
“I know what it means to be a public figure, and I find nothing new in the insults from people hiding behind a keyboard,” he said.
“I am sorry for my son, because he has nothing to do with this. As I explained to him, he should ignore it. This is a social problem that must be eliminated.” – France Press agency