Andrea Pirlo, one of the legendary players ever to don the Azzurri shirt, is appointed the coach of Sampdoria, the Serie A team which has been relegated to second division after finishing last in the recently concluded season. Pirlo will be taking over the club on a two-year deal.
Andrea Pirlo appointed Sampdoria coach
Andrea Pirlo has been one of the greatest players for Italy. A renowned playmaker, who shot at the headlines because of his crystal clear visualization of the game, technique and impeccable passing. has been a pivot for the Italian team of the ages when they won the World Cup in 2006, defeating France. The likes of Paolo Maldini, Andrea PIrlo, Alessandro Del Piero, Marco Materazzi had made the Azzurri one of the Invincibles and a force to reckon with.
Pirlo comes back to the Italian coaching front after a stint at Turkish side Fatih Karagumruk, and is slated to coach the “I Blucerchiati” for a period of two years, with an urge to promote the side to the top division, as they will be playing in the second tier for the first team since 2011.
A former Juventus legend
The midfield maestro who was instrumental in winning several titles for the “Bianconeri” was welcomed to the coaching sector when he debuted his managerial stint with his favorite club, Juventus, but lasted a meagre one season after they had a disappointing fourth place finish in Serie A. Looking at the positive side of things, he had tasted the success of winning Coppa Italia and Italian Super Cup, before being sacked after failing to secure a top three finish.
He takes over the club from former Inter midfielder Dejan Stankovic, who was appointed till the end of the season, after former manager Marco Giampaolo facing the axe in October.
Pirlo has been an integral member of the Juventus elite after he had led the side to two Champions League victories and six Serie A titles, thus making him one of the successful players to play in Turin.
Sampdoria had a sorry season last time as they had managed a meagre three victories from 38 fixtures, and would look up at their newly appointed legendary manager Pirlo for an early promotion back to the first tier.