On the morning of June 28, Sampdoria announced the appointment of Andrea Pirlo as head coach.
The contract of the former Italian player has a term of 2 years. Pirlo’s mission is to help Sampdoria return to the top Italian league as soon as possible
Pirlo started his career as a manager from 2020. The first team he took over was U23 Juventus. Less than a year later, Pirlo was promoted to head coach of the “Bianconeri” first team, when Maurizio Sarri was sacked.
Pirlo helped Juventus win the Italian Super Cup and the National Cup but only finished fourth in Serie A. This achievement caused the military leader born in 1978 to be fired at the end of the 2020/21 season.
After leaving Juventus, Pirlo accepted to lead Fatih Karagumruk (Turkey) but the two sides soon terminated the contract after only one season .
As for Sampdoria, this club closes the 12-year journey in Serie A in a way that could not be worse. In addition to having to play in Serie B 4 rounds early, the Genoa-based team is also in danger of defaulting due to financial difficulties lasting for many years.
After the loss to Udinese in round 34, the old general Fabio Quagliarella and teammates like Jese Rodriguez, Harry Winks went to the stands to thank the fans. Tears fell on the faces of many players. But they understand that this is the inevitable end for their less convincing performance this season.