Everton manger Carlo Ancelotti has sent a message to newly appointed Juventus boss Andrea Pirlo.

The legendary midfielder, who played under the Blues boss at AC Milan, was confirmed as the Old Lady’s coach upon the sacking of former Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri.

Juventus dropped out of the Champions League despite winning 2-1 in the second leg against Lyon.

A penalty from Memphis Depay meant it wasn't enough and they exited the competition on away goals.

Pirlo, who won the Champions League with Milan in 2007, getting revenge over Liverpool for the 2005 final said: “Today begins a new adventure.

“The passion and ambition are the same as always and I am ready to share them with my young team!

“I thank Juventus for their esteem and trust. See you on the field!” 

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The Blues boss took to Twitter to wish his former player well. He wrote: “Good luck Andrea.”

Pirlo spent eight years playing for Ancelotti at AC Milan and the new manager has long credited the now Everton boss for making him the man he is today.

He told La Gazzetta dello Sport in 2015: "It's like rediscovering your father again.

"He changed my career, putting me in front of the defence. We shared some unforgettable moments. We had a magnificent past together."