Andrea Pirlo reveals experience managing Cristiano Ronaldo at Juventus

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Andrea Pirlo has revealed what it was like to manage Cristiano Ronaldo when he was in charge of Juventus two seasons ago.

The Italian came in to manage his former side in August 2020 following the sacking of Maurizio Sarri and won a Coppa Italia and Supercoppa Italian during his time in the hot seat.

Ronaldo scored 36 goals in 44 appearances for the Old Lady under Pirlo that season, with the ex-midfielder full of positives when talking about their time together.

For me it was easy to work with him. “He was a good guy, very professional. He wanted to play every game, to score every game.

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We didn’t have a problem but football changes very quickly., as does age.

Maybe he had a problem with another team, but for me, it was a good experience.”

The duo have since gone on to pastures new, with Ronaldo now plying his trade with Al Nassr in Saudi Arabia, while Pirlo is managing Turkish Super Lig club Fatih Karagumruk.


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