Laporta wants Pirlo, and there has been formal contacts with him. The manager gave his availability, as terminating his contract with Juventus shouldn’t be a problem. However, the reports on Pirlo are not so positive, and board members continue to think about Xavi.
Kicking Koeman is easy, the difficult thing is finding a replacement
Going back to 3-5-2 and forgetting about the homegrown players was the last straw to Laporta’s patience
Xavi, Martínez, Pirlo and Gallardo are some of the options for the president.