The Serie A champions fired Maurizio Sarri following their Champions League last-16 exit against Lyon on Friday, despite the former Chelsea boss having delivered the Italian title.
Pirlo was only named as the new boss of Juventus’ U23 side, who play in Serie C, last month and had not yet managed a game prior to being promoted. He has no previous managerial experience.
But what he does have first-hand experience of is the impact Pogba could have in Turin.
Pirlo played alongside the French World Cup winner for three years between 2012 and 2015, and former Juven team-mate Luca Toni has backed the Italian to move for Pogba again, in what would be the second time Pogba had left Old Trafford for Turin.
"Knowing Andrea, he will start building from midfield,” Toni told Tuttosport.
“The ideal gift would be Pogba. I don't know if that's possible, but it would certainly be the best option."