Juventus vice president Pavel Nedved has confirmed that Andrea Pirlo and Cristiano Ronaldo will remain at the club.
“Pirlo is and will be the Juventus coach, that’s 100 per cent sure,” Nedved told DAZN.
After a 1-0 loss at home to Benevento, the coach is under pressure.
But Nedved reassured: “We have begun a new project with him, knowing we would face difficulties. We wanted to do something more, but we could not manage to do so.”
“We are calm, Pirlo has everything to become a great coach,” he added.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s future is also up in the air, as has already been covered here.
Several reports in Spain claim CR7 could return to Real Madrid at the end of the season.
“As far as I am concerned, Ronaldo won’t leave. He has a contract until June 2022, and he will stay. We’ll see what will happen afterwards,” Nedved said about CR7.
“Cristiano Ronaldo pushed us towards the Olympus of football, both on technically and in terms of image.”
“He scored more than 100 goals in 120 matches, and, besides, he dragged us into the Champions League,” he added on him.
“He’s a simple guy, although he may not look like that from the outside. He is the prototype of a modern player who has achieved incredible targets with immense talent and a lot of work.”
Nedved has, however, cast doubt on Paulo Dybala’s future: “We missed Dybala. I think he hasn’t played more than 800 minutes with us this season.
“His presence would give us more options up front. He has one year left in his contract and I have nothing to add to what Paratici and Agnelli already said. Juventus will evaluate every opportunity in the market.”
The Old Lady are 10 points behind Inter and fear losing out on their 10th Scudetto in a row.