OFFICIAL: Italian legend Andrea Pirlo named Juventus U23 coach
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OFFICIAL: Italian legend Andrea Pirlo named Juventus U23 coach

Italian legend Andrea Pirlo has been appointed as Juventus' Under 23 coach after returning to the club. 

Pirlo, who is regarded as one of the best players of his generation, has not been having any attachment to any club since he retired as a player back in 2017. 

"In the summer of 2015, Pirlo said goodbye to Juventus after four seasons, where he boasted an incredible record: four Scudetti, one Italian Cup and two Italian Super Cups. It was a storyline that was dotted with many gems: decisive goals, assists painted on canvas, and a vision of play like no other," a statement read. 

"And, of course, there is his experience with the Italian national team in 2006, which saw him crowned a world champion, and it is one he will make available to the U33 players, a young project in continuous growth and which this year, in its second year of operation, has led to a first and historic result, the Coppa Italia Serie C.

"A new challenge awaits now, for a return that can only make Juventus fans happy."

The 41-year-old left Juventus in 2015 before signing for Major League Soccer side New York City, where he finished his football career. 

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