Juventus appoint Andrea Pirlo as new manager

Former Italy and star was Saturday named as the Italian champions' new coach, the club announced. Pirlo, 41, replaces who was sacked after just one season as Juventus crashed out of the Champions League in the last 16 to French club Lyon on Friday.

Juventus have named their former midfielder Andrea Pirlo as the club's new manager on a two-year contract, the Serie A champions announced on Saturday.

The decision comes after the Turin club sacked coach Maurizio Sarri following their Champions League round-of-16 exit to Olympique Lyonnais on Friday.

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