Igor Tudor Leaves Hajduk Split to Become Andrea Pirlo’s Assistant at Juventus

Former Hajduk Split coach, Igor Tudor has signed the two-year contract to join Andrea Pirlo’s Juventus as his assistant.

The Croatian club had mentioned in a statement that the former coach was taking on the new role at Juve.

“As of today, Igor Tudor is no longer the coach of Hajduk after he decided to accept the offer of the new Juventus coach Andrea Pirlo to join him in Italy as an assistant in the professional staff. 

“Now the former coach of the Whites spent eight months in the second term on the bench of Hajduk, which led them in 18 official matches.

“We wish Coach Tudor a lot of luck and success in his future career,” the club’s statement reads.

Pirlo replaced sacked Maurizio Sarri on a two-year deal some days ago after the club’s ouster from the Champions League second round against Lyon.

Igor Tudor
Igor Tudor is a former Juventus defender

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According to reports, the coach paid a third of the €450,000 fee himself to terminate the contract as Hajduk Split coach.

Tudor had been in charge of PAOK Salonika, Karabukspor, Galatasaray, Udinese, and Hajduk Split, before taking on this new challenge.

Sky Sport Italia reports that Tudor arrived in Turin this weekend. He has already put pen to paper on a two-year contract with Juve.

He was a defender for Juventus between 1998 and 2005.

Tudor will now be a Technical Contributor at Juve while Roberto Baronio will be the assistant coach. Other backroom staff includes  Athletic trainer, Paolo Bertelli, Goalkeeper trainer,: Claudio Filippi and Match Analyst, Antonio Gagliardi.

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