Juventus Appoints Andrea Pirlo as Manager


Juventus appoint former midfielder Andrea Pirlo as first team manager shortly after announcing Maurizio Sarri sack.

Juventus appoint former midfielder Andre Pirlo as First team manager

Sarri was dismissed following their exit from the Champions League after Juventus was eliminated by French side Olympic Lyon.

Juventus were linked with a move for Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane and former Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino but instead opted to appoint Pirlo who was just appointed as U23 manager nine days ago.

An offical agreement between the club and the 41-year-old was immediately sanctioned and the club announced the deal on Saturday evening without delay.

The club announced the deal immediately after an offical agreement was reached on Saturday evening

The club president Andrea Agnelli who worked closely with Pirlo when he was a player at the club is believed to have sanctioned that deal eventhough Pirlo has no first team management experience.

Arriving from AC Milan in 2011, the renowned playmaker made over 100 appearances for the Juventus scoring 16 goals before departing in 2015 to join MLS side New York City where he ended his playing career.

Juventus despite consecutively winning the Scudetto for the ninth time are desperate to win the Champions League since last winning it in the 1995/96 season where they beat Ajax in the final.

Sarri despite leading the club to the title was dismissed and it is believed that the fans and the club hierarchy were unimpressed by his overall performance.

Showing how serious they are, he was ousted after being eliminated from the Champions League which the club are desperately seeking to win.

Pirlo will now take charge of the 2020/21 Serie A season.


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