Juventus’ Cristiano Ronaldo paid respect to Andrea Pirlo on Instagram, while Leonardo Bonucci welcomed Massimiliano Allegri back to the team. Pirlo’s first season as a manager came to an end on Friday when he was dismissed by Juventus.
Despite finishing fourth in the last game of the season, he won the Coppa Italia and the Italian Super Cup.
Many players have expressed respect to the former midfielder, including Gianluigi Buffon, Paulo Dybala, Alvaro Morata, and Leonardo Bonucci.
‘Thank you, Maestro, it was an honor to be coached by you,’ Cristiano Ronaldo said on Instagram Story.
Ronaldo is reportedly unhappy with Massimiliano Allegri’s return to the club and is considering leaving in the summer.
On the other hand, Leonardo Bonucci appears to be overjoyed by the return of the Tuscan mastermind to the Bianconeri bench.
‘Welcome back, Mister,’ Bonucci posted on Instagram, beside a photo of himself and Allegri.
Bonucci had a falling out with Allegri in 2017. He left Bianconeri to join Milan at the end of the season. His stay in a red and black shirt was short-lived. He returned to Juventus in the summer of 2018.
Cristiano Ronaldo was left out of Juventus’ starting lineup in their 4-1 win against Bologna, according to manager Andrea Pirlo. Pirlo was asked about Cristiano Ronaldo’s unexpected exclusion after the game.
The decision not to choose Cristiano Ronaldo was made jointly by the player and the Juventus coaching staff, according to the manager.