Goal has confirmed that Juventus have named Andrea Pirlo as their new head coach, just hours after sacking Maurizio Sarri.
Pirlo was only named the club’s Under-23 manager last month, but has secured a major promotion before even taking charge of one match.
It will be a major challenge for the 41-year-old, who has never managed before, either at youth or senior level.
Pirlo returns to Juve having starred for the club between 2011 and 2015. The midfielder helped lead the Bianconeri to four straight Serie A titles, as well as the final of the 2014–15 Champions League.
His playing career ended in 2017 after a spell at MLS side New York City FC, after which he began preparing for a career in coaching.