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Pirlo wants to join the Italian coaching team

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Andrea Pirlo has revealed that he would like to the join the Italian national team as one of their coaches

The former AC Milan and Juventus star retired from playing professional football in November last year.

Pirlo, who provided 18 assists for MLS side New York City in his 62 appearances across the final three years of his playing career, is currently looking for an opportunity to work as a coach in the future and is eyeing a potential role within the Italian national side with Roberto Mancini the favourite to succeed the sacked Gian Piero Ventura.

“I’ll speak with (Italian FA sub-commissioner Alessandro) Costacurta because he’s a friend. I see him often,” said the 38-year-old, as stated on Sky Sports.

“If there’s a way to work together then great but we’ll decide over time. I’m still young, I have time to think about it.

“It would be nice to work with the national team, the blue shirt has always been a second skin.”

The “Architect” is hopeful of a potential reunion with former Milan manager Carlo Ancelotti.

“We talked about it recently with Carlo. We talked about the possibility of coaching together,” said Pirlo.

“He was a special person who taught us so much on a human level, so I just want to thank him for that.”