Juventus and has a surprising new boss. Andrea Pirlo has been appointed coach for the next two seasons. The elimination of Juventus in the knockout stages of the Champions League; at the hands of Lyon yesterday turned the Turin club upside down on a hectic day. In an interval of just five hours; the Vecchia Signora announced the dismissal of Maurizio Sarri and made official the arrival of Andrea Pirlo; who signs until June 30, 2022.
The former Inter Milan, and Juventus player, where he spent four seasons. He will live in Turin his first experience on the bench; in what seems like an attempt by the president, Andrea Agnelli; to find his particular ‘Guardiola’ or ‘Zidane’ in search of a Champions League that they have not won since 1996. Pirlo was announced as coach of the Juventus Under-23 team (Serie C) just 9 days ago; and made the jump to the first team by surprise, despite; the fact that the pools for the Juventus bench sounded technical contrasted as Zinedine Zidane, Mauricio Pochettino or Simone Inzaghi.
Andrea Pirlo Juventus New coach
Andrea Pirlo, 41, has signed his new contract after the last meeting with Pavel Nedved, vice president of the club. In which he has put the icing on the cake for an express operation. Apparently, as they point out from Italy the decision would have been made personally by President Andrea Agnelli; who would have opted for the former player discarding other options such as Inzaghi and Pochettino; whose signings entailed more difficulty and cost.”
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The decision is based on the conviction that Pirlo has the necessary skills to guide, already from his debut on a bench, an expert and talented squad to pursue new successes,” Juventus said in the official statement.