Juventus announce the appointment of Pirlo as coach to succeed Sarri

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Italian soccer club Juventus announced on Saturday the appointment of former midfielder Andrea Pirlo to lead the first team for two years.

The appointment of Pirlo comes a few hours after the sacking of coach Maurizio Sarri, and one day after the exit from the Champions League final eighth round.

Juventus announced at the end of last month the appointment of Pirlo (41 years) as coach of the club’s under-23 team, in preparation for his succession to Sarri.

Pirlo played 4 seasons with Juventus, then left the team in 2015, after which he played 3 seasons for the New York City team before his retirement in 2017.

Pirlo achieved a record, contributing to Juventus winning the first 4 of the nine Italian League titles in the last nine seasons, in addition to the Italian Cup and two Super Cup titles.

Pirlo had previously won the Champions League with Milan twice, and he also won one title with Milan in the Italian League and the same in both the Italian Cup and the Italian Super Cup over the 10 years he spent with the team.

In addition, Pirlo won with the Italian national team the 2006 World Cup in Germany.

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