Andrea Pirlo has been appointed the new head coach of Turkish side Fatih Karagumruk. They finished eighth in the league this past season, and have made their decision official.
The Italian is set for his second spell as the manager of a club, after leaving Juventus one year ago. He was able to win the Italian Cup and Italian Super Cup with them, but was unable to guide them to the league title. As a result, they were replaced as champions of Italy for the first time since 2012 that year.
Andrea Pirlo becomes new manager of Fatih Karagumruk
Here is what the club revealed in the official statement posted on their website: “The world-famous footballer recently coached Juventus, one of the most important clubs in Europe.
“Having also had Champions League experience with Juventus, Andrea Pirlo signed the contract that made him a member of Karagumruk for one year, starting on 1 July.”
“Pirlo’s press conference will be held on Tuesday, June 14, and the place and time will be announced later by our club. We welcome our coach and wish him success.”
The 43-year-old has signed a one-year deal with Fatih Karagumruk and will be in charge of the club until June 2023. After being thrown into a huge challenge with a big team like Juventus in his very first season, a less competitive league in Turkey will allow him to focus on his style of play much better.