Juventus unveil Andrea Pirlo as new manager hours after sacking Maurizio Sarri

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Andrea Pirlo appointed Juventus manager.

Turin: Just hours after sacking Maurizio Sarri, Juventus has appointed former club legend Andrea Pirlo on a two-year deal — details of the contract will be announced soon. Pirlo was appointed as Juventus U-23 boss at the end of last month but has been promoted to the senior team hot seat just nine days later.

The Italian giants confirmed the appointment with a statement on their official website, which read: “Andrea Pirlo is the new Juventus coach. 41-years-old and born in Flero in the province of Brescia, Pirlo has had a legendary career as a player that has led him to win everything, from the Champions League to the World Cup in 2006.

“In his four years at the centre of the Juventus midfield, Pirlo won as many league titles, a Coppa Italia and two Italian Super Cups. Today, begins a new chapter of his career in the world of football, as it was said almost a week ago: from Maestro to Mister.

“From today he will be THE coach for people of Juventus, as 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 today signed a two-year contract until 30 June 2022.”

The sacking of Sarri came in after Juventus failed to progress into Champions League last eight after falling short to Lyon on Friday.

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