Andrea Pirlo set to return to Juventus as U23 coach next season

Andrea Pirlo is set to make a return to football as the former Italian international has reportedly received the offer to become Juventus U23 manager next season. Transfer expert Gianluca di Marzio claims the former midfielder is considering the offer and an announcement could be made as early as this week.

It is believed that Pirlo will be taking over from Fabio Pecchia, who recently won the Serie C Italian Cup with the U23. The former midfielder completed his coaching course on September 2018 and he has been waiting for the right offer to come in. Coaching the U23 squad of Juventus could be the ideal stepping stone for Pirlo into football management.

As a player Pirlo had a successful spell with Juventus. He spent a total of four seasons in Turin (2011 – 2015). During his four seasons the midfielder won four Serie A titles, a Coppa Italia and he managed to reach the Champions League final in 2013, which he lost 3-1 to FC Barcelona. Pirlo also played for Internazionale, AC Milan and New York City FC.

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