Ex-Juventus boss Andrea Pirlo may become Belgium’s manager. According to the Italian publication Tutto Mercato Web, Belgium has shortlisted Andrea Pirlo, the former manager of Juventus, as a potential replacement for Roberto Martinez. In 2016, Roberto Martinez was named coach of the Belgian national team, and he held the role for six years. But after the Red Devils’ early elimination from the FIFA World Cup 2022, he gave up his position.
Last weekend, it was revealed that Martinez and Fernando Santos had come to terms over Martinez’s appointment as Portugal’s head coach. The selection of the Spaniard as their new manager was officially announced by Selecao today (January 9).
The former manager of Everton has signed a three-and-a-half-year contract with Portugal. Notably, he will be responsible for guiding Cristiano Ronaldo and the 2024 UEFA European Champions to victory.
Martinez’s resignation has left Belgium without a head coach, on the other hand. This week, they plan to intensify their search for a replacement for the Spanish tactician.
The aforementioned source claims that this week would mark the start of candidate interviews by the nation’s football federation. They are claimed to have chosen a few prospects from a larger pool of applicants. According to the report, former Juventus manager Pirlo is one of the candidates being looked at for the position in Belgium. Thus, it is possible that the Red Devils will interview the Italian strategist.
Pirlo enjoyed a distinguished playing career, representing teams like Juventus, AC Milan, and Inter Milan. Despite his fame, his performance as a manager thus far has fallen short of expectations.
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