Juventus recently made the surprise announcement that former player Andrea Pirlo would be taking over the managerial duties at the club following the departure of Maurizio Sarri.
Appointed to the Under-23 position just days before, the step up caught many by surprise. Now we'll have a chance to see what Pirlo will do with the 2020-21 season commencing tomorrow at Vinovo with players returning from their summer breaks.
Behind the scenes the club has been working feverishly to assemble a coaching staff around Pirlo and today announced that is complete.
In the role of assistant coach will be another former player Igor Tudor, who was until recently manager at Croatian side Hajduk Split, and previous to that has been assistant coach for the Croatian national team as well as in charge of PAOK Salonika, Karabükspor, Galatasaray and Udinese.
Joining them as technical collaborators are the pair of Roberto Baronio and Antonio Gagliardi. The former has been a coach for the Italian national Under-19 team, while the latter has been a match analyst for the senior side.
Head of Athletic Preparation will be Paolo Bertelli, who has already been with the club between 2011-14, and he will be assisted by Andrea Pertusio and Enrico Maffei.
The goalkeepers will be coached by Claudio Filippi and assisted by Tommaso Orsini, while Duccio Ferrari Bravo assisted by Antonio Gualtieri will handle conditioning and sports science.
Riccardo Scirea is the new head of match analysis and will be assisted by Domenico Vernamonte and Giuseppe Maiuri.