Gianluigi Buffon tipped to manage Juventus in the future
General

Gianluigi Buffon tipped to manage Juventus in the future

Italian legendary goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon has been tipped to manage Juventus in the future.

Silvano Martina, the representative of the player, the 42-year-old who is entering his 20th season with Juventus, has the ability to lead the club from the dugout.

“He has to be a coach, in my opinion. He understands football and has the experience to manage any locker room. Of course, he could coach Juventus.

“The difference between him and the other goalkeepers is that he simplifies everything, it’s a gift of nature that he has,” Martina told Radio Kiss Kiss via The Trendwire.

Buffon became the world’s most expensive goalkeeper after joining Juventus from Parma, for a fee close to €50m.

Buffon who has made 12 appearances this season, keeping five clean sheets signed a new deal with the club at the end of June by a further season as he plans to play on until he is at least 43. He has been the club since 2001 except for a brief stint at Paris Saint-Germain in 2018-19. 

Buffon has won an incredible nine Serie A titles, four Coppa Italia’s and four Italian Super Cup crowns with Juventus.

Since joining from Parma 19 years ago, the goalkeeper has featured an astonishing 670 times for the club.