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‘Perfect coach for me!’ Rabiot confident Pirlo will help him improve

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Adrien Rabiot is confident of his chances under Andrea Pirlo and believes the Juve boss will help him improve his all-round game.

A new era awaits Juventus under Andrea Pirlo and Rabiot believes he can thrive under new management.

The 41-year-old Italian was appointed as Juve’s U-23 boss back in July 30 but fate had other things in mind.

Eight days later, Maurizio Sarri was given his marching orders and the Agnelli family gave Pirlo the swift rise as first-team manager.

The ex-Juventus and AC Milan player was just about one of the finest midfielders of the modern era. Decorated with titles and accolades all over, the question is if he can translate that success as a manager.

Well, Rabiot thinks so. The Frenchman joined Juventus on a free transfer from PSG in 2019 but is yet to fully prove his worth. Under Sarri, he was in and out of the starting lineup and even left out of the squad on some occasions.

Regardless, he performed just well enough to be called up to the French national side.

With Pirlo now at the helm of affairs, Rabiot thinks the situation is ‘perfect’ for him and hopes to improve under the Italian manager.

“He’s a former great midfielder. For me, it’s important,” the French midfielder said as quoted by Goal.

“On the principles of the game and what he wants to put in place, it suits me, so of course, that can help me improve.”

“A coach like Pirlo, for me as a midfielder, it’s perfect.”

Rabiot featured in 28 Serie A games for Juve the last term and will now have his sights on a more regular role.

Asides the challenge of winning trophies, Pirlo wants to redefine the Bianconeri and their style of play on the pitch.