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Thursday April 2 2020
Barzagli: 'Being a coach is stressful'

Andrea Barzagli explains his new role in the Juventus coaching staff, although not all his former teammates can take him entirely seriously.

The now-retired defender is part of Maurizio Sarri’s staff, focusing on work with players in the back four, such as Leonardo Bonucci, Giorgio Chiellini, Daniele Rugani and Matthijs de Ligt.

“I spent the first month watching, listening and learning, as it’s all so new to me,” Barzagli told Fabio Cannavaro during an Instagram Live chat.

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Friday January 17 2020
Bonucci discussed return with ultras

Messages between Leonardo Bonucci and a leading Juventus ultra were published, showing how he tried to smooth over his return with fans and teammates.

The Corriere della Sera newspaper claims the WhatsApp messages were intercepted by police, who were concerned Bonucci’s comeback after just a year at Milan would spark an angry reaction from the fans.

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Saturday December 21 2019
Buffon: 'Lazio defeat helped Juve'

Gigi Buffon insists the 3-1 loss to Lazio has helped Juventus, as they meet again in the Supercoppa. “We’ve rediscovered the enthusiasm that we lost.”

The Old Lady face the Biancocelesti just two weeks after the pair clashed in Serie A at the Stadio Olimpico, and Buffon says Juve are well aware of how good they are.

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NEWS
Saturday November 30 2019
Sarri: 'Ronaldo not like the others'

Maurizio Sarri admits Cristiano Ronaldo “is not a player like all the others” at Juventus, reveals the key to Matthijs de Ligt’s development and admires Sassuolo’s approach.

It kicks off on Sunday at 11.30 GMT, click here for a match preview.

The first question was somewhat inevitably about Ronaldo and whether he would be rested in Serie A after the midweek Champions League win over Atletico Madrid.

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NEWS
Sunday October 13 2019
Buffon: 'I can still have a grand finale'

Gigi Buffon reveals he would’ve retired without PSG, described the “bond of brotherhood” with Juventus teammates, getting to know Cristiano Ronaldo and that Champions League ambition.

The 41-year-old was interviewed during the Festival dello Sport in Trento today, looking back over his career and you can read the rest of those comments here.

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NEWS
Tuesday October 1 2019
Cuadrado: 'Barzagli working me hard!'

Juan Cuadrado confessed Andrea Barzagli “is on me constantly” to make the Juventus star an effective right-back. “I know I can do better.”

The Colombian was Man of the Match in the 3-0 Champions League victory over Bayer Leverkusen, both attacking well and defending in his new role as a right-back.

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Wednesday September 25 2019
OFFICIAL: Barzagli returns to Juve

Juventus have announced the return of Andrea Barzagli as a technical collaborator to Coach Maurizio Sarri.

Barzagli only retired from professional football at the end of last season, which also marked the end of spell with Juve as a player.

However, the Bianconeri confirmed on Tuesday afternoon that the 38-year-old had re-joined the club to form part of Sarri’s backroom staff.

His official title is Technical Collaborator of the First Team and he will begin his duties as early as tomorrow.

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NEWS
Wednesday August 14 2019
'Reborn' Barzagli enjoying retirement

Former Juventus defender Andrea Barzagli has revealed that he ‘feels reborn’ since retiring as a player.

Barzagli hung up his boots at the end of last season, and the 38-year-old admitted he no longer felt able to keep performing to the best of his ability.

“I decided to retire because I felt I’d given everything I had to give,” he told L’Ultimo Uomo.

“Physically I was not as good as I was in the past, but it’s not just that. Above all, I’d reached a mental limit.

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Thursday August 8 2019
Time's up for Rugani

Daniele Rugani takes one step forward and two back at Juventus, as Wayne Girard warns it’s time to move on.

This was meant to be Daniele Rugani’s year, having learned from the BBC of Leonardo Bonucci, Andrea Barzagli and Giorgio Chiellini, the best defensive trio of this past generation. Instead, the Italy international finds himself unappreciated at Juventus.

When looking at the defence from a statistical point of view, one sees that not all has been right for the Old Lady, with an aging and jostled backline. This past season, Juventus saw its highest total goals allowed since the BBC trio’s unification.

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Friday July 19 2019
Barzagli: 'I don't miss football'

Andrea Barzagli confessed he was “pushed to the limit” physically in his final season, but hasn’t yet decided if he’ll become a Coach. “I don’t miss football.”

The 38-year-old hung up his boots after winning eight consecutive Serie A titles with Juventus.

“At this moment, I don’t miss football. I am calm and relaxed,” he told Sky Sport Italia.

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