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Published: Sun, October 15, 2017
Culture | By Antonia Gonzales

Pirlo denies Chelsea coaching role

Pirlo denies Chelsea coaching role

Meanwhile, current Milan coach Vincenzo Montella has struggled to impress, even after the Rossoneri's significant summer spending, leading to claims the Serie A giants are searching for a new tactician.

That prompted speculation that the 38-year-old would head to Premier League champions Chelsea and begin his coaching career under the direction of his former Juventus and Italy boss Antonio Conte.

Mirabelli told Radio Rossonera: "We already have a manager and we are not thinking of Conte nor about other managers".

Quizzed on the subject again at his pre-match press conference on Friday, the Premier League title victor said: "I know that Andrea has made a decision to retire and finish his career". However it remains to be seen whether Antonio Conte would be in the Milan board's minds should that situation arise.

As reported by goal, when asked whether he will take up a coaching position at Chelsea, Pirlo said: "No I won't". "I did an interview two weeks ago and I am sure the translation was wrong, because I only said one day in the future I would like to go back to Italy". I have two years contract with Chelsea and am happy to work for this club and with my players.

Conte also hit back at reports he could leave Stamford Bridge for family reasons. I like to have this great feeling with our fans.

Last season was very hard for my wife because she divided her life between Italy to stay with our daughter and me in London. My daughter is going to the school here, in Cobham. "When [you] want to write something it is important to write the truth and my family stays here, not in Italy". This season could be a good opportunity for the young players to play with Chelsea.

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