The 44-year-old returns to Italy having spent the past season in charge of Fatih Karagumruk in Turkey’s top flight.
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The 43-year-old Italian is looking to kickstart his coaching career following a fairly uninspiring year in charge of Juventus, where he achieved a fourth-place finish, a Coppa Italia, and a Supercoppa Italiana title.
The Serie A side had a disastrous start to the campaign, sitting bottom of the table with three defeats out of three.
Antonio Conte’s side put one hand on the trophy with a 2-0 win against Crotone on Saturday, but Atalanta’s 1-1 draw at Sassuolo on Sunday ensured the Serie A leaders retained an unassailable 13-point cushion with four matches to spare.
The Serie A’s top goalscorer started on the bench as Juve came from behind to beat Lazio in the Juventus Stadium.
Porto made a lightning start to the contest and led after just 61 seconds, thanks to a gift from Rodrigo Bentancur.
Since Andrea Pirlo was announced as new Juve boss, he has prioritised the signing of a new, starting number nine to play alongside Cristiano Ronaldo in attack.
Pirlo, who only received his coaching badge last week, has cited Pep Guardiola, Carlo Ancelotti and Antonio Conte as his biggest influences.
Already, a queue of clubs are waiting to pounce should the champions’ remarkable gamble backfire.
The federation revealed that Pirlo and Motta were the best two students, but the former PSG midfielder received a mark of 108 out of 110, whilst Pirlo earned a 107.
He was only named the club’s Under-23 head coach last month, but has secured a major promotion before even taking charge of one match with the Serie C outfit.
The 52-year-old surprisingly stepped down from his position earlier this week after six years in the job, catching owner Roman Abramovich by surprise
The 38-year-old has played for Inter, Milan and Juventus among others, and won the World Cup with Italy in 2006.