Maurizio Sarri Officially Leaves Chelsea, Joins Juventus on Three Year Deal


The Maurizio Sarri era, all one season of it, is now officially over at Chelsea FC. He does leave on a high note though, having become just the fifth manager in club history to win a European trophy.

All in all, Sarri had a very successful one season at Stamford Bridge, guiding a club that finished outside the top four the previous season back in, winning the Europa League title and taking the historic, treble winning Manchester City side to penalty kicks in the EFL Cup final. He now returns to his native Italy, where he spent all of his non-Chelsea coaching career.

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Maurizio Sarri is now officially the manager at Juventus, the rulers of Serie A, with both clubs posting announcements just a couple hours ago.

“Now, Maurizio Sarri has returned to Italy, where he has coached for the majority of his career,” reads the official post on the Juve website.

“And from today, he will take over the reins at Juventus with a contract until June 30, 2022.”

We saw this coming for quite some time already, it was just a matter of both clubs agreeing on a release fee sum. As Sarri replaces Max Allegri, Chelsea club legend Frank Lampard is set to take over for him at Stamford Bridge. There is no confirmation from CFC on that as of yet, but they did announce their farewell to Sarriball just a couple hours ago.

“Maurizio leaves Chelsea with thanks from us all for the work he and his assistants did during the season he spent as our head coach, and for winning the Europa League, guiding us to another cup final and a third-place finish in the Premier League,” the club statement reads.

“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.”

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  1. kiwanuka says

    appointing frank would be the worst mistake made by Chelsea, why not look for Didie Dechaps for 2 years as he prepares? please English media your forcing one English manager to manage a club even if his not ready. funny

  2. chelsea appoint ajax coach

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