Juventus sacked manager Andrea Pirlo

Juventus have confirmed that Andrea Pirlo has left the club following a disappointing season with Massimiliano Allegri set to return for a second spell in charge.

Andrea Pirlo has been sacked as Juventus boss after just one year in charge with Massimiliano Allegri poised to return for a second spell in charge.

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The Italian took his first step into management when he was appointed as Maurizio Sarri’s successor last summer.

Pirlo though was unable to continue Juventus’ Serie A dominance as the Old Lady finished fourth.

They needed a final day win over Bologna to secure Champions League football as they finished 13 points behind champions Inter Milan.

Pirlo did guide the Bianconeri to the Coppa Italia, but it was not enough to save his job as Juventus were knocked out of the Champions League in the last 16 by Porto.

The club said in a statement: “A few months ago, Andrea Pirlo, an icon of world football, began his new adventure, his first as a coach.

“To do this, first of all, it takes courage, as well as awareness of one’s own means, especially in a period marked by thousands of difficulties, with the world forced by the pandemic to reinvent its own rules day after day.

“Pirlo has just begun the first steps of what will no doubt become a brilliant career as a coach.

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