2006 FIFA World Champion Andrea Pirlo became the head coach of the Italian Juventus. This was reported on the website of the football club on Saturday, August 8.
Earlier on Saturday, Sky Sports journalist Fabrizio Romano wrote on his page in Twitterthat the decision to appoint Pirlo was made by the president of the club, entrepreneur Andrea Agnelli.
Before that, it was announced that Maurizio Sarri was leaving the post of head coach of the Turin team, notes the Sky Sport Italia portal.
Sarri headed the team ahead of the 2019/20 season, at that time he only had a victory with English Chelsea in the Europa League in 2018.
Under his leadership, Juventus won the national championship by one point, in the Italian Cup final the team lost in the series of 11-meter Napoli, TASS notes. In the Champions League, before the arrival of Sarri, the Turin football club had reached the quarterfinals in the previous two seasons.
Pirlo announced his retirement in November 2017. He played for Juventus from 2011 to 2015, then moved to New York City. Most of his work took place at Milan (2001-2011). He is a six-time Italian football champion, world champion and record holder for the number of free-kick goals in the Italian championship. Prior to his appointment, he was the head coach of the Juventus youth team.