Maurizio Sarri sacked as Juventus manager after one season

Maurizio Sarri sacked as Juventus manager after one season

Maurizio Sarri joined Juventus after a year as Chelsea manager

Italian giants Juventus have sacked Maurizio Sarri as manager after just one season.

Sarri guided Juventus to a ninth straight Serie A title but they were knocked out of the Champions League by Lyon at the last-16 stage.

Juve won 2-1 in Turin on Fridaybut the French side progressed on away goals.

Italian Sarri, 61, wasappointed on a three-year contractlast summer after one year at Premier League club Chelsea.

Juventus lost three of their last four league matches to finish only one point clear of Inter Milan in the end.

They were also beaten by Napoli in the Coppa Italia final after football in the country restarted following the coronavirus shutdown.

Juventus are two-time European Cup/Champions League winners but have not lifted the trophy since 1996.

Former banker Sarri coached 16 different sides in the lower divisions of Italian football before reaching Serie A with Empoli in 2014.

After three years at Napoli, he moved to Chelsea where he finished third in the Premier League and won the Europa League in his one season in charge.

He then succeeded Massimiliano Allegri at Juventus in June 2019 and became the oldest manager to win Serie A.

A club statement thanked Sarri for “having written a new page in Juventus’ history”, adding that it was “the culmination of a personal journey that led him to climb all the divisions of Italian football”.

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