Pirlo to retire after World Cup
Rome: Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo revealed that he would retire from the national outfit after the 2014 World Cup and could become a coach.
Pirlo was speaking his mind at the presentation of his new autobiography and he said in the book that he will quit from the Azzurri after the next year`s World Cup in Brazil, at which point he`ll be 35-years-old.
"We have to leave space for the youngsters to come through. At club level I will continue playing as long as I feel the desire, passion and the sense I am still important to the team. If any of those elements are missing, I`ll be the first to step back," said Pirlo.
He hinted that he could go into management inspired by Juventus head coach Antonio Conte.
"He has given me so much on a tactical level and really surprised me. If one day I become a coach, I will take Conte as my inspiration. I am not the right age nor do I have the right desire to do that now, so I am focused only on playing," he said.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Missed the dance of American President Donald Trump? - Watch it here
- Pawan, a BE student develops smart dustbin -Watch
- More than 9 lakh people participated in the oath-taking ceremony of Donald Trump
- DNA: Analyzing the harmful effects of selfies
- Report of a taxi driver who lends helping hand to patients in Mumbai
- 7th Pay Commission: Central govt employees expect Committee on Allowances report in February
- Cuttack ODI: Umpire Kumar Dharmasena messes up DRS review, twitter couldn't stop trolling
- Yuvraj Singh's wife Hazel Keech suggests new middle name for hubby Yuvi following Cuttack heroics
- India vs England, 3rd ODI: MS Dhoni felicitated at Eden Gardens — VIDEOS INSIDE
- Bigots at it again! Mohammed Shami called un-Islamic for posting picture with dog