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Pirlo speaks on his future at Juventus after cup triumph

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Despite what has been a difficult first season, Juventus boss Andrea Pirlo has vowed to continue to manage the club he loves.

Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo said his goal is to continue managing the club that he loves after steering his side to a Coppa Italia triumph over Atalanta on Wednesday, the Italian’s first trophy since taking charge last summer.

Pirlo’s first season as Juve coach has not gone to plan as the reigning champions failed to mount a Serie A title defence, and go into Sunday’s final round of matches needing other results to go their way to finish in the top four.

The season will not finish trophyless, however, after goals from Dejan Kulusevski and Federico Chiesa helped Juve beat Atalanta 2-1 in the Mapei Stadium to take home a 14th Coppa Italia crown, easing the pressure on Pirlo.

‘These victories do not cancel the ups and downs during the season, but in this first season as a manager I have learned a lot,’ Pirlo said as per Sky Sport Italia.

‘We had the desire to win and take home this trophy despite not having a positive season.

‘The club will decide if I stay but I would like to continue because I love to coach and I love this club that has given me so much satisfaction. My goal is to continue.’

It conflicts with reports saying Pirlo could be sacked come the end of the season, with Juventus already looking out for other managers.

It remains to be seen what the club decide to do with their beloved former player and only time will tell about his future at the club.