Juventus have confirmed the appointment of Andrea Pirlo as their new manager following the sacking of Maurizio Sarri on Saturday morning.
Sarri was axed following Juventus exit from the Champions League on Friday night at the Allianz Stadium by Lyon.
Pirlo was recently appointed to manage the U-23 team and will now take up his first assignment as the senior team manager.
The former Bianconeri midfielder won the Champions League title with Juventus and other silverware in his four years with Juve.
Africa Top Sports learnt from the club official website that the 2006 World Cup winner with Italy was handed a two-year contract.
The statement reads as follows;
“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.”