Juventus sack Maurizio Sarri as manager

Written By: BBC

Juventus sack Maurizio Sarri as manager

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

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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 Friday but the French side progressed on away goals.

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Italian Sarri, 61, was appointed on a three-year contract last summer after one year at Premier League club Chelsea.

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

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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.

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Former banker Sarri succeeded Massimiliano Allegri in June 2019.

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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