Andrea Pirlo honoured to be named as new Juventus manager

Andrea Pirlo honoured to be named as new Juventus manager

Juventus FC on Sunday appointed former Italian professional footballer Andrea Pirlo as the new manager of the club after the sacking of Maurizio Sarri. 

Pirlo has expressed delight over his appointment as the new manager as he took to Twitter and posted: “I’m deeply pleased and honored to receive such respect and trust from Juventus. Ready for this amazing opportunity!”

Sarri was ousted from the club following the side’s departure from the Champions League last week. The 41-year-old Pirlo has signed a two-year contract with the Serie A champions. He has had a legendary career during his playing days, including the Champions League and World Cup triumph in 2006. 

Besides, he has also won Coppa Italia and Italian Super Cups titles in the regional competitions. He also made 164 appearances for Juventus between 2011-2015. 

“Today begins a new chapter of his career in the world of football. As it was said about a week ago: from Maestro to Mister. From today he will be the coach for the Juventus people, 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 Pirlo has what it takes to lead, from his debut on the bench, an expert and talented squad to pursue new successes.” the club said in a statement. 

Juventus did win the 2019-20 season and finished the season with 83 points which are also the lowest points of the side in the last 10 years.