Tuesday, May 17

Andrea Pirlo Unveiled As New Juventus Boss After Sarri’s Sacking

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Frankie Omokhua


Italian Serie A side, Juventus, unveiled Andrea Pirlo as their new manager on a two-year deal – just hours after sacking Maurizio Sarri on Saturday.

Juve chairman, Andrea Agnelli, chose midfield icon Pirlo as Sarri’s successor and the final details on his contract were agreed to on Saturday.

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.

“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.”

Juventus confirmed ex-Chelsea boss, Sarri’s exit on Saturday following their Champions League last 16 defeat to Lyon, despite the Italian guiding them to the Serie A title in his first season.

It is believed Pirlo fended off competition from former Tottenham boss, Mauricio Pochettino, Real Madrid manager, Zinedine Zidane and Lazio head coach, Simone Inzaghi to land the Juventus job.

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