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Real Madrid Boss Zindine Zidane Hits at Juventus Return as Pressure Mounts on Andrea Pirlo

Zinedine Zidane has hinted he would like to return to former club Juventus
Zinedine Zidane has hinted he would like to return to former club Juventus / Angel Martinez/Getty Images

Real Madrid boss, Zinedine Zidane has hinted at a return to Juventus, but this time in the capacity of a manager following the poor performance of Andrea Pirlo in his debut campaign in the hot seat at Turin.

Juventus currently find themselves in a tough spot, having fallen out of the Serie A title race, with league leaders Inter 12 points ahead, and Andrea Pirlo could reportedly be facing the sack if the Old Lady fail to qualify for the Champions League.

Speaking after Madrid's 3-1 win over Liverpool last night, Zidane admitted that Italy still holds some appeal for him. "Do I miss more Italy or Del Piero? At both, Italy is in my heart, I spent five years in Turin and Juventus is still important to me," Zidane told Sky Sport Italia.

"Future at Juve? I don't know. For now I'm here, we'll see," the 1998 World Cup winner added with a smile.

Zidane spent five years at Juventus, making 214 appearances before moving to Real Madrid in 2001. His current managerial contract with Los Blancos runs until June 2022, but back in February, he refused to commit to seeing out that deal, having also been linked with the France job and taking over from Didier Deschamps after this summer's Euros.

"Well, we'll see," he said two months ago. "The important thing is, I said it to the other reporters, we're just focused on this season. I just focus on the day-to-day, today, tomorrow, the game. As for the rest, I don't know what's going to happen."