Chelsea boss Antonio Conte wants to bring Italy legend Andrea Pirlo to the Stamford Bridge next season.
Pirlo is plying his trade with New York City FC in the Major League Soccer currently.
The former AC Milan star is on Conte’s wishlist who wants him to be a coach at the Stamford Bridge.
Former Blues man Ray Wilkins said: “Pirlo, the Italian, speaks English and he can come in tomorrow,” he said. “I know for a fact he’s been around Stamford Bridge a few times this season. He’s the one I’m sure he wants to bring in—he managed him until he was 34 at Juventus.”
Chelsea boss is eyeing the 37-year-old’s caliber at Stamford Bridge on a day-to-day basis, especially with current assistant manager Steve Holland set to leave the club to join England set-up under Gareth Southgate.
The former Juventus midfielder knows Conte well from their time together when Antonio was the head coach of Italy and Juventus, where they won three Serie A titles between 2011 and 2014.
Pirlo is himslf a huge admirer of the 47-year-old and has praised his style on numerous occassions.
“Conte for me is the best coach,” Andrea Pirlo said.
“He is a genius. He works every day, every single moment for soccer, for the team, every small detail.”