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BREAKING: Pirlo replaces Sarri as Juventus coach

BREAKING: Pirlo replaces Sarri as Juventus coach

Former Italy and Juventus midfielder, Andrea Pirlo, has been named as the new coach of Italian Champion, Juventus.

Pirlo replaces Maurizio Sarri who was sacked hours after loosing to Lyon in the Champions League.

Pirlo has no previous top-level coaching experience but was recently appointed coach of the Juventus U23 side, who play in the third division.

A statement from the club reads: “Pirlo has had a legendary career as a player, winning everything from the Champions League to the World Cup in 2006.

“In his four years at the centre of the Juventus midfield, Pirlo won as many league titles, a Coppa Italia and two Italian Super Cups.

“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.

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“From today he will be THE coach for everyone at Juventus, as the club has decided to entrust him with the technical leadership of the first team, after having already selected him for Juventus Under 23.

“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.”

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