Thiago Motta set to leave La Spezia, Pirlo on pole to replace him
At the head of La Spezia since the start of the season, Thiago Motta could leave the club in the coming weeks. To replace him, the 16th in Serie A would have made Andrea Pirlo, currently free, his main target.
Not far from ensuring its presence in Serie A next year for the third consecutive season, La Spezia is already preparing for the 2022-2023 financial year. Guided by Thiago Motta since last summer, the small club in western Italy is eight points ahead of the red zone three days before the end of the championship. However, it is not with his coach in office that the 16th in Serie A should continue the adventure.
According to the Italian transfer window specialists, Fabrizio Romano and Gianluca Di Marzio, the young 39-year-old coach should leave La Spezia at the end of this season to try « a new experience », assures the first city on Monday, without giving more details. indication of a next destination.
La Spezia in search of a coach with an important playing past
Passed by prestigious clubs during his playing career, such as Barça, Atlético de Madrid or Inter Milan, Thiago Motta hung up his boots in 2018 after six full seasons with Paris Saint-Germain. He was appointed coach of the Parisian club’s U19s a few weeks later, before taking charge of Genoa briefly and then La Spezia as head coach.
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To compensate for his departure, La Spezia is aiming for a coach with an important past as a player and has made Andrea Pirlo his priority, assures him Di Marzio. The 42-year-old former midfielder has only had one experience as a coach so far, during a season at Juventus Turin.