Mike Piazza has agreed to manage the Italian National baseball team.

Piazza said he will manage Italy for the 2020 European Baseball Championship and the 2021 World Baseball Classic.

It will be the 51-year-old's first managerial experience since he retired in 2008 after a 16-year Major League career.

The Pennsylvania native was Italy's hitting coach at the 2009 and 2013 WBC tournaments.