Juventus next manager odds
Juventus next manager after Andrea Pirlo
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After the defeat in the Champions League, the Juventus coach, Maurizio Sarri, was sacked. Despite the Serie A victory, the first for Sarri, Andrea Agnelli, the Juventus owner, has decided to change manager again, the fourth since Juve won the Scudetto in 2012.
And it would seem that Andrea Agnelli has chosen Andrea Pirlo as the new Juventus coach. Pirlo played for Juve from 2011 to 2015, where he won 4 straight league titles and one Coppa Italia.
Pirlo was appointed coach of the Juventus Under 23 team, which plays in Serie C, a few days ago. The 41-year-old has never had any experience as a coach. In his long career he played for Brescia, Reggiana, Inter, Milan, Juventus and New York City, winning many league titles and two Coppa Italia, as well as two Champions League with Mialn and a World Cup in 2006, playing for Italy. The new coach of Juventus under 23 will probably be Fabio Grosso, Pirlo's teammate in the national team and in Juventus in 2012.
"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," a statement from Juventus read.
Andrea Pirlo signed a two-year contract until June 2022.
Pirlo began his club career as an attacking midfielder with his hometown club Brescia, whom he helped win a Serie B title and subsequent promotion to Serie A in 1997. His promising performances led to a move to Inter Milan in 1998, but he struggled to gain playing time at his new club, and was sent on loan in 1999. Despite successful spells with Reggina and a return to Brescia, Pirlo was still unable to break into Inter's starting line-up and was sold to cross-city rivals A.C. Milan in 2001. At Milan, manager Carlo Ancelotti decided to transition Pirlo into a deep-lying playmaker to orchestrate the team's attacks. Pirlo excelled in his new role and soon developed into a world-class midfielder, and won a plethora of trophies, including two UEFA Champions Leagues, two UEFA Super Cups, two Serie A titles, a FIFA Club World Cup, a Supercoppa Italiana, and a Coppa Italia. After joining Juventus on a free transfer in 2011, who had gone trophyless since 2003, he added four more Serie A titles, which he won consecutively, as well as two Supercoppa Italiana titles, and a Coppa Italia. After playing in Italy for over 20 seasons, Pirlo joined Major League Soccer franchise New York City in 2015, helping the team to reach the playoffs in his second and third seasons before retiring in 2017.