Cristiano Ronaldo must be Andrea Pirlo’s favorite player at the moment after keeping him at Juventus job for at least another week.
Pirlo was a huge bet for Juventus after making him their coach ahead of this campaign.
The former midfielder had no prior management experience and was entering a team that has won the last nine league titles.
He’s basically using this Juve side to learn how to manage and it’s a baffling experience for Fabio Paratici.
His squad have been below par this season and the same players who helped Juve win the league last season have lost games against a team like Benevento in this campaign.
Yesterday they faced another loss to Udinese in another Serie A game.
The Friulians took the lead in the first half after another botched start from Juventus.
They defended their lead very well and it wasn’t until late in the game that Juve scored an equalizer and a game-winner. Both came courtesy of Ronaldo.
The Bianconero did a lump today and reckons Pirlo saw his job saved by Ronaldo for another week, but he doesn’t look like he has a long-term future at the club.
A bold statement and probably true too.