Juventus appoint Andrea Pirlo to replace Maurizio Sarri

Andrea Pirlo won four Serie A titles, a Coppa Italia and two Italian Super Cups at Juventus Juventus have appointed Andrea Pirlo as manager to replace the sacked Maurizio Sarri, a week after hiring the former midfielder as Under-23 boss. The Italian giants sacked Sarri after just one season despite winning Serie A following the club’s Champions League last-16 defeat by Lyon on Friday. Pirlo, 41, has signed a two-year deal until June 2022. The former Italy midfielder was only named the club’s Under-23 manager on 30 July. Juventus said the decision to promote him 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 success”. “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 …

Maurizio Sarri sacked as Juventus manager after one season

Maurizio Sarri joined Juventus after a year as Chelsea manager Italian giants Juventus have sacked Maurizio Sarri as manager after just one season. Sarri guided Juventus to a ninth straight Serie A title but they were knocked out of the Champions League by Lyon at the last-16 stage. Juve won 2-1 in Turin on Friday but the French side progressed on away goals. Italian Sarri, 61, was appointed on a three-year contract last summer after one year at Premier League club Chelsea. Juventus lost three of their last four league matches to finish only one point clear of Inter Milan in the end. They were also beaten by Napoli in the Coppa Italia final after football in the country restarted following the coronavirus shutdown. Juventus are two-time European Cup/Champions League winners but have not lifted the trophy since 1996. Former banker Sarri coached 16 different sides in the lower divisions …