Italian giants, Juventus have appointed Andrea Pirlo as their new head coach on a two-year deal after sacking Maurizio Sarri following the club’s Champions League elimination against Lyon.
Pirlo, 41, who was a legendary player for the club was only named as Juventus Under-23s manager 10 days ago but has now signed a two-year contract to coach the first team.
A Juventus statement read:
“The club has decided to entrust him with the technical leadership of the first team, after having already selected him for Juventus Under-23.
“Today’s choice is based on the belief that Pirlo has what it takes to lead, from his debut on the bench, an expert and talented squad to pursue new successes.”
Andrea Pirlo played 164 games for Juventus between 2011 and 2015 and won four Serie A titles in Turin after joining from AC Milan, where he spent most of his career and won two Champions League including two league titles.
He also spent two years in Major League Soccer at New York City FC after leaving Juventus.
Pirlo, who retired in 2017, also represented Italy on 116 occasions and won the 2006 World Cup with his country.