Official: Juve confirm new manager

Serie A

Serie A giants Juventus have appointed former club star Andrea Pirlo as their new manager, following the departure of Maurizio Sarri.

The club recently announced Pirlo as their U23 coach, but it seems they have had a change of heart after Sarri was sacked on Saturday.

READ: Official: Juventus sack Sarri 

Andrea Pirlo is the new Juventus coach. 41-years-old and born in Flero in the province of Brescia, Pirlo has had a legendary career as a player that has led him to win 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. From today he will be THE coach for people of 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.

Andrea Pirlo today signed a two-year contract until 30 June 2022.

There were reports that Mauricio Pochettino and Simone Inzaghi were on the short-list to replace Sarri, but the club have now gone with the 2006 World Cup winner.

Scroll through the gallery below to see the new Juventus away kit