Juventus have made former midfielder Andrea Pirlo their first team head coach.
Pirlo is already the manager of Juve’s under 23 squad and his appointment as the senior team manager happened barely 9 days after he was made the under 23 coach. This is indeed a surprise for everyone since this is an unexpected appointment. The next manager odds were linked to Zinedine Zidane and Mauricio Pochettino.
This news was made on Saturday evening.
Juventus revealed in their official statement: “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.”