Pirlo set for Juventus coaching role?

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Widely regarded as one of Juventus' greatest-ever players, former Italy midfielder Andrea Pirlo could now be returning to Turin after reportedly being offered a coaching job at his former club.

Pirlo spent four years with the Bianconeri between 2011 and 2015, making 164 appearances across all competitions and winning the Serie A title in each of his seasons with the club. 

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The 2006 FIFA World Cup winner then saw out his career in the US with New York City before completing his coaching licence in 2018, and he now looks set to use those qualifications by returning to his former side.

According to Sky Sports journalist Gianluca Di Marzio, the 41-year-old will be appointed as the new manager of Juve's U23 team for the 2020/21 campaign, replacing current boss Fabio Pecchia.

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The U23 team, which is, in effect, the club's reserve side, currently plays in Serie C, the third tier of the Italian football league system. 

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