Juventus have named Andrea Pirlo as their new head coach, just hours after sacking Maurizio Sarri.

Reports indicate that club president Andrea Agnelli has put his trust on Pirlo hence ending speculations on who will take over at the Old Lady.

Pirlo was only named the club’s Under-23 manager last month, but has secured a major promotion before even taking charge of one match.

It will be a major challenge for the 41-year-old, who has never managed before, at youth or senior level.

Pirlo returns to Juve, having starred for the club between 2011 and 2015. The midfielder helped lead the Bianconeri to four straight Serie A titles, as well as the final of the 2014–15 Champions League.

Born in Flero in the province of Brescia, 41-year old Pirlo has had a legendary career as a player and even won the World Cup in 2006.

He has signed a two-year contract until 30 June 2022.

Maurizio Sarri was sacked on Saturday after failing to make it to the quarterfinals of the UEFA Champions League as Juve crashed out on away goals despite winning 2-1 against Lyon in the second leg.