Andrea Pirlo has denied he is going to take up a role as Juventus’ new under-23 boss, while joking he has a job at Barcelona waiting for him.
Pirlo brought the curtain down on an illustrious playing career spanning 22 years in 2017, after a spell in MLS with New York City FC.
The talented playmaker enjoyed successful spells at Inter, AC Milan and Juventus, winning 16 major trophies in total, including six Serie A titles and two Champions League crowns.
When asked by the Ballon d’Or winning defender if he is set to become Juve’s new U23 boss, the 40-year-old responded: “No. Look, I have a lot of requests.
“Seriously, I have staff ready because maybe they call me from abroad before.”
Pirlo went on to suggest that a position at Barcelona is available to him, but he had his tongue firmly planted his cheek before confirming he has received a number of offers to return to football.
“Barcelona is waiting for me,” he added. “No, you do not want to make mistakes with the first choice, I have had some offers.”