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Juventus have appointed Andrea Pirlo as their new head coach on a two-year deal.

Andrea Pirlo, the 41-year-old, who made 164 appearances for the club between 2011 and 2015, was only named as Juventus Under-23s manager 10 days ago but gets an immediate promotion.

A Juventus statement read: “The club has decided to entrust him with the technical leadership of the first team, after having already selected him for Juventus Under-23.