Andrea Pirlo ‘agrees to become new boss at Turkish side Fatih Karagumruk’
Andrea Pirlo ‘seals his return to management after agreeing to become the new boss of Turkish side Fatih Karagumruk on a 12-month contract’… with the former Juventus coach ending his brief hiatus following his sacking
- Reports in Italy claim Andrea Pirlo will take charge of Fatih Karagumruk
- The former Juventus and Italy midfielder has been unemployed for 12 months
- He was sacked by the old lady, his old club, despite winning two trophies there
- He is said to have now agreed to a 12-month deal to take up his next job in Turkey
Andrea Pirlo has returned to football management after a one-year hiatus, after reportedly agreeing to Turkey’s new boss Fatih Karagumruk.
According to Sky Sport, the former Juventus and Italy midfielder has signed a 12-month contract with the club, ending his brief hiatus from the dugout.
It is clear that Spezia had an interest in him, and the move would have kept him in Serie A after his resignation from the old lady.
Andrea Pirlo is reported to be Fatih Karagumruk’s new manager
Pirlo, however, remained free to talk to other parties and now takes the reins at Karagumruk, who finished eighth in the Süper Lig last season.
They now plan to battle it out next year with the likes of Fenerbahce and Galatasaray, and the 43-year-old will use his vast experience to help them improve.
There is also something of an Italian tradition at the club. Goalkeeper Emiliano Viviano, defender Davide Biraschi and Caner Erkin have all played in Serie A.
Pirlo won two trophies during his brief stint with Juventus, but was delisted at the end of last season
Lucas Biglia, formerly of AC Milan, and Abdoulaye Toure, returning from his Genoa loan deal, will also be available for Pirlo, as will Fabio Borini and Yann Karamoah.
Pirlo has been selected because he is seen as the winner. In his first and only year as a coach at Juventus, he sent the fallen giants to two trophies.
By the end of the campaign, he had led them to fourth in Serie A, securing Champions League football with a points total of 78.
However, on the last day of the season, they secured their qualification.
After a 12 month absence from the dugout, the legendary midfielder is ready to return to football
In Europe, Pirlo and his players were left humiliated after crashing into the last-16 at the hands of Porto, who scored the crucial overall winner in the second leg.
Reports in Italy had suggested Karagumruk were the favorites to hire Pirlo.
The silky former professional turned down the chance to take over from Salernitana in February, but was always open to a job abroad.