Juventus should not require a slap to wake up even if the atmosphere at grounds is soporific, coach Andrea Pirlo said.
The pair formed the backbone of a memorable AC Milan team for more than a decade and helped Italy win the 2006 World Cup.
Serie A champions Juventus stunned Italian football on Saturday by naming World Cup-winning midfielder Andrea Pirlo as manager on a two-year contract even though their former player has no previous experience in the role.
Juventus have appointed their former World Cup-winning midfielder Andrea Pirlo as coach of the Under-23 side.
Pirlo was on the pitch when his team, Juventus, lost the UEFA Champions League final 3-1 to Barcelona in 2015.
Former Italian player Andrea Pirlo became one of the critics after Sweden defeated Italy 1-0 on Friday.
Many great players have won the UEFA European U21 Championships, they were young and this competition was a great achievement for them at that age.
In modern day football it is now the norm for players to switch clubs every two or three years