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Gianluigi Buffon to become Juventus Manager

Goal: Gianluigi Buffon is capable of becoming Juventus manager at some stage in the future claims the legendary goalkeeper’s agent, although he continues to shelve retirement plans at the age of 42.

The World Cup winner is committed to spending at least more one season among the playing ranks in Turin, with another 12-month contract extension agreed.

Plenty have joked that Buffon could play on towards his 50th birthday, with the experienced shot-stopper having lost none of his appetite for the game. There will come a day, though, when he decides to hang up his gloves.

A move into coaching is expected to be made at that stage, given the vast knowledge that he has to pass on, and Silvino Martina sees no reason why Buffon cannot prolong his association with Juve by stepping into their dugout.

He told Radio Kiss Kiss: “In my opinion, he has to be a coach. He understands football and he has the experience to manage any dressing room.”

On whether Buffon could take charge of the Bianconeri, Martina added: “For me, he could. The difference between him and other goalkeepers is that he simplifies everything. It’s a gift of nature that he has.”

While Buffon is very much at the end of his distinguished career, Italian football has plenty of goalkeeping talent emerging behind him.

Gianluigi Donnarumma of AC Milan has long been billed as Buffon’s heir apparent, while Napoli’s Alex Meret and Mattia Perin – who is on loan at Genoa from Juve – are also held in high regard.

Martina added on those looking to follow in the illustrious footsteps of his famous client: “Meret and Perin are two great goalkeepers. I once talked to Gigi about Meret and he told me [Meret] could become one of the best goalkeepers in Italy.
“We also mustn’t forget Gigio Donnarumma. He’s a champion physically, he’s immense. Time will tell [about them].

“Donnarumma and Meret will be Italy’s goalkeepers of the future. I think they’re the two most promising lads in Italian football right now. Perin, meanwhile, is a safe pair of hands. The Italian school of goalkeeping has always been one of the best in the world.

“I saw Meret for Udinese Primavera some time ago and I was impressed by how he kept goal.”

Source: Published by Goal

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Balogun Toba
Balogun Toba
2 months ago

That’s good

Ngezelonye Charles
Ngezelonye Charles
2 months ago

Nice one for him

Ekerette Effiong Isonguyo
Ekerette Effiong Isonguyo
2 months ago

Congratulations

Ezema paul
Ezema paul
2 months ago

Cool

BLESSING IGONI
BLESSING IGONI
2 months ago

Nice update

ADEGOKE ADEKUNLE MICHAEL
ADEGOKE ADEKUNLE MICHAEL
2 months ago

Gianluigi button will decide his future after retirement

Afolabi Michael Temitope
Afolabi Michael Temitope
2 months ago

No problems

Babatunde Imole
Babatunde Imole
2 months ago

Good news

ossai kingsley Collins
ossai kingsley Collins
2 months ago

Very nice

odudu eseoghene
odudu eseoghene
2 months ago

Think he would make. Good coach

Adubi oluwafemi samuel
Adubi oluwafemi samuel
2 months ago

Nice one

Onuoha Happiness Eucharia
Onuoha Happiness Eucharia
2 months ago

Let’s wait and see how events unfold

reuben amicable
reuben amicable
2 months ago

Nice one

Faith Osaghae
Faith Osaghae
2 months ago

Interesting

Anyaechem Benedict
Anyaechem Benedict
2 months ago

It will be good for him

Chukwuma Daniel
Chukwuma Daniel
2 months ago

He would be a good manager

Dimude chinonso johnbosco
Dimude chinonso johnbosco
2 months ago

Wow nice

Ezema oliver uchenna
Ezema oliver uchenna
2 months ago

Nice one

Aderibigbe Latifat Adeyinka
Aderibigbe Latifat Adeyinka
2 months ago

Congrats Buffon

Lakubbe Eli Hamma
Lakubbe Eli Hamma
2 months ago

Very good

Ikechimark ludger
Ikechimark ludger
2 months ago

He deserves it

Christopher Ege
Christopher Ege
2 months ago

Good one from Buffon

Ubochioma Joshua Izuchukwu
Ubochioma Joshua Izuchukwu
2 months ago

Great for buffon

Ogunleye Oladele Samuel
Ogunleye Oladele Samuel
2 months ago

Congrats Gianluigi

Izu simon
Izu simon
2 months ago

He do make a good couch

victor okonkwo
victor okonkwo
2 months ago

Congrats

Gabriel Eluare.
Gabriel Eluare.
2 months ago

He could b possible

Omenogor Lucky
Omenogor Lucky
2 months ago

That’s really great for Buffon.

Onusiriuka Ezichi
Onusiriuka Ezichi
2 months ago

Great news update

Ogunleye Gideon Ayomide
Ogunleye Gideon Ayomide
2 months ago

Congrats LUIGI

Amarachi
Amarachi
2 months ago

Congratulations

Nnamdi Nwabueze
Nnamdi Nwabueze
2 months ago

I want him to be a good manager

Mohammed Nma madiwu
Mohammed Nma madiwu
2 months ago

Nice update

Aremoh James Oyewole
Aremoh James Oyewole
2 months ago

Very interesting

Ajagbe Olufemi
Ajagbe Olufemi
2 months ago

Yes, he can

EZINWA Sonia JOHN
EZINWA Sonia JOHN
2 months ago

Nice update

Adewumi sherif akanji
Adewumi sherif akanji
2 months ago

Nice one

Adeyemo abraham
Adeyemo abraham
2 months ago

Buffon is a legend and he deserve to be coach of juventus.

Felix Okorie
Felix Okorie
2 months ago

He deserve it

Nwakasi Ikenna
Nwakasi Ikenna
2 months ago

I just wish he will retire and become it now

Esther areo
Esther areo
2 months ago

Congratulations

Chiemela chidiebube faith
Chiemela chidiebube faith
2 months ago

Nice update

Agim Uchenna Vincent
Agim Uchenna Vincent
2 months ago

That will be good

Israel Ekhosuehi
Israel Ekhosuehi
2 months ago

Congratulations champ

Israel Ekhosuehi
Israel Ekhosuehi
2 months ago

Great news

Juliet Success
Juliet Success
2 months ago

Interesting !
He will make a good manager

Okafor stella
Okafor stella
2 months ago

Good for him

Attach Oliver Ifeanyi
Attach Oliver Ifeanyi
2 months ago

This is really nice

Godwin osuya
Godwin osuya
2 months ago

Truely buffon can coach juve

Ndumnwere Chima
Ndumnwere Chima
2 months ago

Lovely idea.