Juventus sacked Maurizio Sarri earlier today and they have replaced him with Andrea Pirlo now.
The former Juventus midfielder was recently appointed as the club’s under 23 coach and now he will manage the senior team without having taken charge of the youth team once.
It will be interesting to see how Pirlo performs as a manager of such a big club next year. The former Italian international has no prior experience of management.
He will be taking charge of a team that has won nine League titles in a row but they have been underperforming in the European competitions for a while now.
It will be interesting to see if Pirlo can sort out their form in Europe next season.
A club with Juventus’s resources and stature will be hoping to do well in the Champions League and win the trophy.
The likes of Pochettino were linked with the Juventus job and the decision to appoint Pirlo as the manager has certainly surprised the footballing world.
It remains to be seen whether the former Italian midfielder can cope with the expectations and challenges of taking on such a huge job.
Juventus released a statement confirming Andrea Pirlo’s appointment earlier today.
“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,” Juve said in a statement.
“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,” it added.
“The decision for Pirlo was very natural, in the Juventus style, because he is someone who played for us, has always been in contact with everyone here and it felt natural,” said the club’s chief football officer Fabio Paratici.
“We also believe he is pre-destined for greatness. He was as a player and we are confident he can do the same as a coach.”