Three hours after Juventus sacked Maurizio Sarri, club President Andrea Agnelli has appointed former player and legend of the club, Andrea Pirlo as the new manager of the club.
Sources in Italy say an agreement has been reached already with Andrea Pirlo and an official announcement will be made soon by the club.
Until now, the midfield maestro was appointed recently as the under 23 coach of the side after he enrolled in the UEFA Pro License coaching coach at Coverciano.
Andrea Pirlo spent four years at the club where he won four Serie A titles, one Copa Italia and two Supercoppa Italia trophies.
The club statement partly reads;
“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 2006 World Cup winner is yet to even appear on the sideline in a match for the under 23 side before his appointment as first team manager.
This will go down as one of the quickest managerial transition in club football history.