sport news Andrea Pirlo is the man who freed Juventus fans from Sarri's nightmare

Andrea Pirlo is the man who freed Juventus fans from a Maurizio Sarri nightmare and they love him already... but managing those he once called friends and team-mates will be his biggest challenge Juventus fans are in love with the man who made 164 appearances in four years Andrea Pirlo is seen as one who freed the fans from Maurizio Sarri's nightmare His task will be to rediscover Juventus' identity but he faces a huge challenge He has little experience and he has to manage many friends in the dressing room

By Alvise Cagnazzo For Mailonline

Published: 20:00 BST, 10 August 2020 | Updated: 20:12 BST, 10 August 2020

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Andrea Pirlo was announced as Juventus' new manager over the weekend in what was a shock move by the Italian giants.

Within hours of bidding farewell to Maurizio Sarri, the Bianconeri appointed their former midfield maestro to take charge.

But how has the decision been welcomed in Turin? Alvise Cagnazzo is an Italian journalist who has his say on Pirlo being the man in the Juventus hotseat...

Juventus fans are in love with the man who made 164 appearances in four years at the club. 

Pirlo orchestrated games from the heart of the midfield in a side that won seven trophies between 2011 and 2015.

Juventus supporters and chairman Andrea Agnelli are desperate to reach 40 Scudettos before Inter Milan acquire 20. Juventus are on 36 while Inter have 18 to their name. Is Pirlo the man to deliver?

Italian giants Juventus have appointed former midfielder Andrea Pirlo as their new manager

 Italian giants Juventus have appointed former midfielder Andrea Pirlo as their new manager

Juvenuts fans are in love with the man who made 164 appearances in four years at the club

Juvenuts fans are in love with the man who made 164 appearances in four years at the club

Pirlo will be the second youngest coach in more than 100 years at Juventus at 41 years and 123 days. The record is still held today by current Everton manger Carlo Ancelotti, who in February 1999 became Juventus coach at 39 years and 249 days. 

Considered the savior of Juventus, Pirlo is seen as the one who freed the fans from Sarri's nightmare and his stubbornness to play 4-3-3. His task will be to rediscover Juventus' identity.  

Instantly, Pirlo transforms the profile of Juve. For fans, his arrival brings elegance and class to the Juventus bench. The Juve faithful were less than impressed by his predecessor's clothes and the

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