Newly promoted 1.Bundesliga side Dynamo Dresden have unveiled Italian midfield maestro Andrea Pirlo as their manager ahead of the new season which kicks-off in nine weeks time. The role is Pirlo’s first as manager after he passed his Continental Pro License in November of last year while working as Head of Youth Development at SC Freiburg.
39-year old Pirlo earned 91 caps for Italy, winning the World Cup in 2006. During his club career, most notably ten years at AC Milan before finishing his playing time three seasons at Juventus, he won the Champions League (twice), Serie A (three times), Italian Cup, UEFA Super Cup (twice), and the FIFA Club World Cup.
Pirlo had a spell as Bari U20 coach upon his retirement from Juventus, before the move to the youth setup at Freiburg in June 2016. With several youngsters making the step up into the first team, Freiburg lifted the 2.Liga title this year, finishing a place above Dynamo Dresden who were promoted alongside them.