Andrea Pirlo
Andrea Pirlo has been sacked at Juventus after just one season managing the club. Massimiliano Allegri has been named the new manager of Juve. (Mattia Ozbot/Soccrates/Getty Images)

Juventus Sacks Andrea Pirlo After Just One Season

Andrea Pirlo was an icon on the field for Juventus. He sure as hell won’t be remembered as one when it pertains to managing the club. After a disappointing season for Juve, the club has announced they are sacking Pirlo after just one season. Massimiliano Allegri will regain his post as the manager after managing the club from from 2014 to 2019.

VIA Juventus:

“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. An adventure of transformation, seeking, and often managing, to bring his ideas and his experience as a champion on the pitch from the ‘other side’ of the fence.”

Pirlo, 42, was a three time Serie A champion as a player for Juve. Pirlo took after the club as the manager after Maurizio Sarri was relieved of his duties. Sadly, Pirlo failed to elevate the club. In fact, in went in the opposite direction.

Juventus lost to Porto in the round of 16 in the Champions League. They barely qualified for the dance this time around after squeeking as a fourth place finisher on the final day of the Serie A season. It’s not surprising the club went back to Allegri who was a contender for the Real Madrid position. There’s familiarity there and a baseline of success as Allegri won the Serie A title in each of his five campaigns with the club.

Pirlo made an announcement via Instagram after the club’s decision to part ways:

Who knows what’s next for Pirlo as he’s still relatively young. For now, Juventus is moving in another direction and could be doing so with Cristiano Ronaldo next who was benched by Pirlo late in the season.