Andrea Pirlo believes going to Juventus from AC Milan was the right decision and hopes to start coaching soon having learned from Antonio Conte and Max Allegri.

The former Juve midfielder was speaking to Il Nuovo Calcio on Instagram and began by discussing his time in black and white.

“Going to Juventus was a right decision,” he began, “In the four years I spent there I won four Scudetti, Coppe Italia and I played a Champions League final.”

Attention turned to his impending coaching career and his personal preference for where he’ll start.

“I am more inclined towards the senior squads to youth ones, I think that I need a precise objective to aim for.

“I want to feel the adrenaline of the game, the victory or defeat, that responsibility. I don’t believe the youth teams are right for me, that’s not something I’d enjoy. I would prefer to start with grown-ups.

“Antonio Conte and Massimiliano Allegri both taught me so much. I don’t think the hands-off coach really exists nowadays, as even when Allegri seemed from the outside as if he wasn’t giving that many tactical indications, he worked very hard.

“The first time I considered becoming a coach was after a tactical lesson from Conte, as he’d do ones for at least 40 minutes each. That was when I thought to myself, I want to do this too.

“Marcello Lippi was fundamental for that victory at the World Cup, because right from the first call-ups two years earlier, he had a team in mind and motivated us, saying we’d go far. He told you things to your face.”