The former Italian midfield maestro is close to securing his first managerial job abroad
Super Eagles skipper Ahmed Musa is set to get former AC Milan and Juventus midfielder Andrea Pirlo as the new head coach at Turkish Super Lig side Fatih Karagümrük.
According to transfer insider Fabrizio Romano, Pirlo is close to agreeing to personal terms with Karagümrük. The 2006 FIFA World Cup winner is expected to lead the Black Red into next season.
Andrea Pirlo is set to be reach full agreement to be named as new Karagümrük manager. Former Juventus head coach is expected to join Turkish football next season. 🇹🇷 #transfers— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) June 10, 2022
Currently in Abuja with the Super Eagles, Ahmed Musa would be delighted to work with Pirlo, who is widely considered one of the best deep-lying playmakers in history.
Musa joined Karagümrük last year on a free transfer via a brief spell at Kano Pillars after ending his association with Saudi Arabia Pro League giants Al Nassr FC.
The 29-year-old winger signed a two-year deal at the time that will expire at the end of June 2023.
Last season, Musa contributed two goals and two assists in 31 league games for Fatih Karagümrük as the Turkish side finished eighth in the Super Lig.
Pirlo hung his playing boots in 2017 and briefly took charge of the Juventus under-23 team in 2020 before he was named as the head coach of Juventus’ senior side for the 2020-21 season.