Super Eagles Captain Ahmed Musa will now be taking instructions from Andrea Pirlo after his Turkish club Fatih Karagumruk confirmed the Italy legend as their new Manager.
Musa, who is currently on international duties with the Super Eagles has a year left on his current contract with the Turkish top-flight club.
The latest development meant Pirlo is taking the next step in his coaching career, having been let go by Juventus in 2021.
He has been out of work since but is ready to return to the dugout and will look to improve on Karagumruk’s surprise eighth-place finish in the 2021-22 Super Lig season.
Announcing the deal on Sunday, the club stated Pirlo has signed a one-year deal and will be presented on Tuesday.
The statement reads: “The world-famous footballer recently coached Juventus, one of the most important clubs in Europe.
“Having also had Champions League experience with Juventus, Pirlo signed the contract that made him a member of Karagumruk for one year, starting on 1 July.”
“Pirlo’s press conference will be held on Tuesday, June 14, and the place and time will be announced later by our club. We welcome our coach and wish him success.”
Pirlo was thrown into the managerial deep end with Juve, having never coached a single team at the highest level.
After securing a top-four finish and dumped out of the Champions League by Porto, Pirlo was replaced by Massimiliano Allegri ahead of the 2021-22 campaign.