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Juventus appoint Maurizio Sarri as new manager

Maurizio Sarri leaves Chelsea to manage Italian champions Juventus

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Juventus appoint Maurizio Sarri as new manager, Maurizio Sarri leaves Chelsea to manage Italian champions Juventus. Maurizio Sarri, who has left Chelsea after just one year with the Europa League champions, has joined Juventus on a three-year contract. Sarri, who only joined the London club at the start of last season, won the Europa League title in his last game in charge of the Blues. It is understood compensation in excess of £5m has been agreed between the two clubs for the 60-year-old.

Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said: “In talks we had following the Europa League final, Maurizio made it clear how strongly he desired to return to his native country, explaining that his reasons for wanting to return to work in Italy were significant. On paper it was a commendable feat, but it was a rocky campaign for the former Napoli boss whose team never seemed to fully adapt to his so-called “Sarri-ball” system.

According to The Times, Sarri now wants to bring Jorginho with him to Juventus to help implement his playing style with the Serie A champions. Instead, what do we have? Sarri is confirmed as the next Juve manager. Chelsea finished third, behind two teams that finished with two of the three highest points totals in Premier League history. Chelsea added: “We would also like to congratulate him on ­securing the role as big as any in ­Serie A and to wish him the best of luck for the future.”

“He also believed it important to be nearer to his family, and for the well-being of his elderly parents he felt he needed to live closer to them at this point.” Juventus confirmed that Sarri had signed a three-year contract and welcomed the former Napoli manager on their official website. “He also believed it important to be nearer his family, and for the well-being of his elderly parents he felt he needed to live closer to them at this point.

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