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Thursday May 14 2020
Barzagli leaves Juve: 'A lifestyle choice'

Andrea Barzagli confirmed he has decided to leave Maurizio Sarri’s staff and Juventus after just a few months. ‘I am making a lifestyle choice.’

The former defender retired at the end of last season and took some time off before deciding to return to the club as an assistant manager to Sarri in late September.

However, once training resumed this week, he realised that his heart simply was no longer in it.

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Thursday May 14 2020
Report: Barzagli quits Juventus

La Stampa claim that Andrea Barzagli has already decided to leave Maurizio Sarri’s staff at Juventus.

The 39-year-old retired in June 2019 and took some time off before deciding to return to work as an assistant manager for Sarri in Turin.

That was only on September 25 and he was given the role of working with defenders, including his former teammates Giorgio Chiellini and Leonardo Bonucci.

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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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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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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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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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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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