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Wednesday April 13 2016
Pirlo: 'Brocchi will do well at Milan'

Andrea Pirlo is “very happy” for Cristian Brocchi, but cannot say if sacking Sinisa Mihajlovic was the right decision for Milan.

Former midfielder Brocchi has been working in the youth academy, but was promoted to the main job yesterday.

“He made the right journey by starting from the youth academy and moving up through the Primavera team,” Pirlo told Sky Sport Italia.

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Friday April 1 2016
Lampard: ‘Conte will do well at Chelsea’

Chelsea legend Frank Lampard believes Antonio Conte “has the pedigree” to succeed at Stamford Bridge.

The Italy CT will step down after Euro 2016, and appears all-but certain to move to the English side in the summer.

Lampard played 648 games for Chelsea in over a decade with the Blues, and has been sounding-out one of his current teammates about the potential new manager.

“I don't know him too well but he's got a great pedigree, a great recent record with Juventus,” the New York City FC midfielder told BT Sport.

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Monday March 21 2016
Conte: ‘Still Italy’s general’

Antonio Conte dismisses suggestions his departure could affect Italy’s motivation - “you’re either a general or you’re not”.

The Azzurri CT has already announced he’ll step down after this summer’s European Championships, but he insists that won’t affect his preparations for the tournament.

“Motivation? It’s a part of our work,” Conte told reporters in a Press conference at Coverciano.

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Thursday March 3 2016
De Rossi tempted by MLS

Reports say Roma midfielder Daniele De Rossi is tempted by a move to MLS, where he’s wanted by LA Galaxy and Andrea Pirlo’s New York City FC.

News emerged earlier this week that the Los Angeles-based club were willing to offer the Italy international a substantial contract to join them at the end of the season.

Corriere dello Sport reports today that 32-year-old is considering the €7m per season proposal and is tempted by a move to the States.

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Tuesday March 1 2016
Pirlo ‘could stay in USA’

Andrea Pirlo ‘isn’t ruling out the idea of staying in the USA’ as he likes ‘being able to go out to restaurants’.

The Italy international joined New York City FC from Juventus last summer and appears to relish not being in the spotlight as much in America.

“I always wanted to come here to play, but I never thought it would be so soon,” he said to the New York Times.

‘‘I don’t rule out the idea of staying here. That could be something interesting.

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Thursday February 11 2016
NYC Mayor backs Napoli

Napoli have an unexpected supporter in Saturday’s Scudetto showdown with Juventus – New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio!

The 109th Mayor of NYC is proud of his Italian roots and took to Twitter in order to urge his fellow citizens of the Big Apple to cheer on Maurizio Sarri’s men.

“Soccer fans, watch for Napoli to emerge as the undisputed greatest team in Italy this Saturday. #ForzaNapoliSempre #JuveNapoli

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Saturday January 30 2016
De Jong and Nocerino to MLS

Milan are in talks to sell Antonio Nocerino and Nigel de Jong to MLS clubs, as LA Galaxy, Orlando City and New York City FC line up.

According to Sky Sport Italia, the Rossoneri are in advanced negotiations to off-load the midfielders who are surplus to requirements.

De Jong had been linked with the Premier League, but now it’s suggested he is on the verge of completing a move to LA Galaxy.

Milan Channel confirmed on Saturday evening that there were on-going negotiations for De Jong to leave the club.

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Saturday January 23 2016
Vieira: 'Mourinho my best Coach'

Patrick Vieira said he learned more from Jose Mourinho at Inter than his many years with Arsene Wenger at Arsenal.

The current New York City FC manager spoke to The Times about his career and couldn’t help focus on the Treble-winning campaign in 2010.

Vieira was asked to choose who would be on the bench of his dream XI.

“Jose. He’s the manager who had more influence on me. Arsene is more concentrated on his own team — he gives freedom to players to express themselves. It’s a different style.

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Friday January 22 2016
Pirlo: ‘Aiming for Euro 2016’

New York City FC midfielder Andrea Pirlo confirms he’s aiming to go to the European Championships with Italy - “I want to be there”.

The 36-year-old has won 116 caps for the Azzurri, winning the World Cup in 2006 and inspiring his team to the final in Euro 2012.

“Of course, I want to be there,” Pirlo told Sky.

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Wednesday January 20 2016
Pirlo: ‘Pogba best youngster’

Andrea Pirlo describes Paul Pogba as the “strongest” youngster he’s seen, and plays down Marco Verratti comparisons.

The regista moved to New York City FC at the end of last season, following four Scudetti in a row with Juventus.

“The differences from when I started out?” Pirlo considered, speaking to Gazzetta dello Sport.

“There are many. At one time, when you came to the first team you were afraid to speak, you sat in the corner. It was a dictatorship by the veterans.

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