Andrea Pirlo is ready to take his first steps into the coaching world with the Juventus Under-23 side, Goal can confirm.
The legendary midfielder has agreed terms with the Turin giants to take over from Fabio Pecchia, who led Juve’s second string to the Coppa Italia Serie C as well as the play-off quarter-finals for promotion to Serie B.
It is expected that the deal will be made official in the coming days.
Pirlo enjoyed an incredible playing career, which saw him play for Juventus from 2011 to 2015.
His influence and technical presence played a significant role as the Bianconeri won four successive Scudetti during his time at the club, as well as the 2014-15 Coppa Italia and the Supercoppa Italiana in 2012 and 2013.
Prior to his time in Turin, he had started his career in Brescia before moving to Inter, where he failed to establish himself, forced out on loan to Reggina and Brescia.
A switch to AC Milan kickstarted his career, and it was while wearing the red and black of the San Siro side that he enjoyed his greatest successes domestically, twice being a member of Champions League-winning squads.
He ended his playing days in MLS, where he featured for New York City FC, featuring 62 in total and scoring a single goal.
Source: News update