Pirlo returns to Juventus as coach of U23 team

Italy legend Andrea Pirlo returned to Turin as the coach of Juventus' U23 team which plays in the Serie C.

Andrea Pirlo won four Serie A titles with Juventus before he moved to the MLS.   -  Getty Images

World Cup winner Andrea Pirlo was on Thursday named coach of Juventus’ under-23 team, which plays in Serie C.

The announcement comes three years after the 41-year-old Pirlo ended his playing career and five years after he left Juventus for New York City FC.

 

Nicknamed “the maestro” for his passing skills, Pirlo helped Italy win the 2006 World Cup and also won Serie A six times - twice with AC Milan and four times with Juventus. He also won the Champions League twice with Milan.

Last month, Juventus’ under-23 team won the Serie C Italian Cup title.

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