Italy great Andrea Pirlo indicates he'll retire after NYCFC contract expires

Kelly Massey
October 9, 2017

So, at my age like this, a good thing to say enough is enough.

Andrea Pirlo on Sunday announced retirement from football once his contract with New York City FC expires.

The midfield wizard played two seasons at New York City FC before announcing he will retire from the handsome game.

The 2006 World Cup victor, 38, has spent the last three years with City but has featured in just 15 of the club's 32 games this season. You don't have to carry on until you are 50.

The 38-year-old revealed the value of Conte's attention to detail, highlighting the effectiveness of the Chelsea bosses tactical video sessions. "I'll do something else", he said.

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Pirlo has been linked with a coaching role at Chelsea under Antonio Conte, the manager with whom he won three of his six Serie A titles during their time together at Juventus.

"I don't know yet", he said when asked what his next move will be. "I'm not angry. Instead, I will give a hand to team-mates and to the coach", the 2006 FIFA World Cup victor and 2012 Euro runners-up added.

"I repeat: for now I do not have that intention".

The veteran midfielder left a lasting impression on the reigning Serie A champions - winning the Coppa Italia and Italian Super Cup twice, as well as reaching the 2015 Champions League final. After 25 years of football, I'm going to stay at home with my family.

Having lifted the World Cup in 2006, the Brescia academy graduate enjoyed magnificent success throughout his time playing football, he will now look to give something back in another capacity. "I'll keep myself in form playing golf and tennis".

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