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Andrea Pirlo 'not interested' in coming out of retirement amid Avondale FC interest

Andrea Pirlo's management team have told ESPN FC the former Italy midfielder would not be interested in coming out of retirement.

It was reported that Australian club Avondale FC were interested in a deal which would see Pirlo join in time for the FFA Cup quarterfinal against Sydney FC on Sept 19.

And Avondale -- a semi-professional side based in Melbourne who compete in the second tier National Premier League Victoria, finishing third in 2018 -- confirmed to ESPN FC that they had contacted...

Italy's Roberto Mancini: Andrea Pirlo as No. 2 would be 'right start' to coaching career

Roberto Mancini would welcome the appointment of Andrea Pirlo as his assistant with the Italian FA reported to be considering giving the former Italy midfielder his first coaching role.

Pirlo announced in May that he would study for his coaching badge after ending his playing career with New York City FC last November, and Italy are considering him as Mancini's right-hand man as they look ahead to the Nations League and qualifying for EURO 2020.

Interviewed in La Gazzetta dello Sport on Thursday,...

 By Jason Davis

Wayne Rooney an MLS legend like Henry or abject disaster like Gerrard?

Wayne Rooney's move to D.C. United follows a long line of European superstars who made the jump to Major League Soccer, not always with success. Here's a look at 11 players who came before him and against whom Rooney will be measured.

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Patient Zero for the Designated Player era didn't exactly burn up the league in the early years of his LA Galaxy stint beyond the occasional stylish photo shoot. The slow start did eventually give way when Beckham fully committed himself after two...

Goal in 100th game: Sunil Chhetri joins Rooney, Klose and others


Sunil Chhetri joined a special group of footballers to score in their 100th international game when India beat Kenya 3-0 in the Intercontinental Cup in Mumbai on Monday. Here are seven other footballers who have achieved this feat: 


 By Ben Gladwell

Former Italy great Andrea Pirlo considering career in coaching

Andrea Pirlo says he may pursue a career in coaching after discussing the role with Carlo Ancelotti and playing for Antonio Conte.

The former Italy midfielder says he will soon study for his coaching badge and he could envisage working with his former coach at AC Milan, saying that seeing many of his former teammates move into coaching could spur him into a new career.

"I've spoken about [coaching] with Carlo. I saw him recently and we're always in contact, and we even spoke about the possibility...

 By Ben Gladwell

Andrea Pirlo rejected swap deal with Barca's Zlatan Ibrahimovic at AC Milan

Andrea Pirlo won the World Cup, Champions League and Serie A during his playing career.

Andrea Pirlo has revealed how he turned down the chance to join Barcelona in 2010 because he was enjoying himself too much at AC Milan.

Pirlo, who recently announced his retirement from professional football after two years with New York City FC in Major League Soccer, joined Juventus in 2011 and won three Serie A titles with the Bianconeri, to add to the two he won at Milan.

However, he missed out on winning a third Champions League title because he did not end up being a makeweight in the move...