Juventus appoint Andrea Pirlo as a new U23 boss

30.7.2020.  

Juventus are welcoming Andrea Pirlo once again as legendary midfielder became their new under-23 manager. 

Former Italy international is regarded as one of the most brilliant players of his generation and is out of the game since his retirement in 2017.

The 41-years old won 116 caps for Italy and was one of the main players in World Cup 2006 success. He played 164 times for Juventus between 2011-2015, netting 19 goals.

Pirlo won four Serie A titles with Juve after joining from rivals Milan, thus he spent most of his career in the city of fashion - he won two Champions League and two league titles in Milan.

His career ended in Major League Soccer at New York City FC after he left Italy. After being three years away from the professional sport, Pirlo is back to Turin, to begin his coaching career.



"Today marks the start of a new adventure for Andrea Pirlo and Juventus, who return to work together five years later."Andrea is, in fact, the new coach of the U23 team," A statement on the Italian club's website said.

"And so, from Maestro... to Coach!

In summer 2015, Pirlo said goodbye to Turin after four seasons, where he boasted an incredible result with the Bianconeri: four Scudetti, one Italian Cup, and two Italian Super Cups!

 "It was a storyline that was dotted with many gems: decisive goals, assists painted on canvas, and a vision of play like no other. 


"And, of course, there is his experience with the Italian national team in 2006, which saw him crowned a world champion, and it is one he will make available to the U23 players, a young project, in continuous growth and which this year, in its second year of operation, has led to a first and historic result, the Coppa Italia Serie C.

"A new challenge awaits now, for a return that can only make Juventus fans happy. Welcome back, Coach Pirlo!"



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