ISTANBUL (AP) — Former Juventus coach and player Andrea Pirlo has been named as the new coach of Turkish top-flight team Fatih Karagümrük.
The 43-year-old Pirlo signed a one-year contract with the Istanbul-based club on Monday.
ROME (AP) — No Cristiano Ronaldo. No wins for Juventus.
The Bianconeri remained winless in Serie A and slumped to their second consecutive defeat since Ronaldo went back to Manchester United after losing at Napoli 2-1 on Saturday.
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Massimiliano Allegri returned to Juventus on Friday, taking over as coach only hours after Andrea Pirlo left the job.
Allegri won five straight Serie A titles with Juventus, including four league and cup doubles, and also reached two Champions League finals.
TURIN, Italy (AP) — Juventus director Fabio Paratici will leave the club at the end of June after 11 seasons with the Bianconeri.
Juventus, which saw its nine-year reign as Serie A champion end this season, announced on Wednesday that Paratici’s contract will not be renewed when it expires on June 30.
REGGIO EMILIA, Italy (AP) — Gianluigi Buffon lifted the last trophy of his glittering Juventus career after his team beat Atalanta 2-1 in the Italian Cup on Wednesday to put some shine on a disappointing season.
ROME (AP) — Forget about extending its record run of nine straight Serie A titles.
At this rate, Juventus may not even qualify for the Champions League...