According to sources, Andrea Pirlo will take his first steps into management by taking over as Juventus’ Under 23 coach next season.
The iconic midfielder at the world-famous Coverciano has completed his coaching badges and has been waiting for the right opportunity to emerge.
And now it seems this is the case, with Gianluca di Marzio from Sky Sport Italia confirming this Pirlo has decided to take over Juve’s B team next season.
The side that plays its football in Serie C Group A — the third tier of Italian football divided into three groups — is currently being coached by Fabio Pecchia, another former Juventus player. Pecchia, who was also an assistant boss like Real Madrid and Newcastle, enjoyed a good season with Juventus U23s, winning the Coppa Italia Series C trophy before shutting down the coronavirus.
It has also been announced that Pirlo will take his good friend Roberto Baronio to his first coaching job with him-currently a mentor with Napoli’s Under 19s.
The decision of Pirlo to coach in Juventus’ academy comes as somewhat surprising after he said in a recent Instagram Live interview that he will be ‘more inclined towards the senior squads than towards the young ones.’
After a stunning playing career in which he spent 10 years at AC Milan before four years with Juve in Turin, Pirlo is an Italy legend.
He won Serie A six times and back in 2006, he won the World Cup with Italy.