Italian Legend Andrea Pirlo Admits He Could Retire Soon & Discusses Possibility of Becoming a Coach

Published on: 07 March 2017

Andrea Pirlo has admitted that he could retire quite soon, but hasn't decided on what he's going to do after hanging up the boots.

The 37-year-old playmaker has been a symbol of longevity in the game, having spent most of his career playing in the Italian Serie A, andnow plies his trade in the MLS with New York City FC, where he has one more year remaining on his contract.

"Pasé el 9/7/ 2006 durmiendo y jugando al Play, en la tarde gané el Mundial" - Andrea Pirlo

But speaking to French source L'Equipe (H/TDaily Mail) on his future, he revealed that his playing days may soon be over.

"I haven't really decided yet what I'll do after my career. I need to think about what's best for me, whether that's to be a coach or a director or something else," he said.

"I don't when I'll stop, I have another year on my contract with New York City so we'll see how I feel at the end of this season. But it's sure that I'll stop soon.

"Of course I'd like to play for another 10 years, because I have fun doing it and playing football is the most beautiful thing I do.

"But you get to an age where you have to ask yourself the question: do I keep playing at a high level, as a protagonist, the way I've always done, or do I keep going and be one among many others? I don't like that."

The famous playmaker has won six Serie A titles, two Champions League and the 2006 World Cup during an illustrious career, during which he has played for Inter, AC Milan and Juventus.

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