The legendary Italian footballer Andrea Pirlo is beginning his coaching career. Pirlo, 41, will coach the Turin youth from next season.
Andrea Pirlo, the legendary midfielder of the Italian national team, Milan and Juventus, will coach the Turin club’s youth team, which will play in Serie C.
According to Italian media, the 41-year-old specialist, who received his coaching license in the fall of 2018, will take over the 23-year-old team of the “Old Lady” from next season, where he will replace Fabio Pecchia.
It is noteworthy that this will be Andrea Pirlo’s first coaching experience. As far back as two years ago, it was reported that Pirlo would be employed at the headquarters of Italian national team head coach Roberto Mancini. Still, in the end, Andrea, who worked with Sky Sport Italia, turned down the national team’s offer.
Andrea Pirlo, who has a close relationship with the president of the Turin club Andrea Agnelli, has been thinking about coaching Juventus under 23 for several months and has finally agreed. His assistant will be Roberto Baronio.
Andrea Pirlo is the 2006 world champion and 2012 European vice-champion. During his club career, he has played in Brescia, Milan, Inter, Juventus, and New York City. The midfielder has won 6 Scudetti – 4 in Juventus, 2 in Milan, and together with “Rossoneri” he has won the Champions League twice.
Turin’s Juventus Under-23 team is in Serie C. In the 2019/20 season, the team finished 10th in Group A and, at the same time, won the Serie C Cup.