Juventus appoint Pirlo to replace Sarri as manager

Juventus have appointed Andrea Pirlo as their new manager, just hours after sacking Maurizio Sarri, Goal reports.

Pirlo was only named the club’s U-23 head coach last month.

But the 41-year-old has now been asked to take over the first team, even before taking charge of a single game.

Pirlo has never managed before either at youth or senior level.

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It marks a return to the Bianconeri for Pirlo, who played for the Serie A champions between 2011 and 2015.

During his time in Turin, he won four straight Serie A titles and reached the final of the 2014/2015 Champions League.

His playing career ended in 2017 after a three-year spell at MLS side New York City FC.

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