Juventus fired coach Maurizio Sarri on Saturday after his first season in cost ended with the workforce’s Champions League exit.
Regardless of profitable the Italian title, Sarri paid the worth for the round-of-16 loss to Lyon on Friday.
“The membership wish to thank the coach for having written a brand new web page in Juventus’ historical past with the victory of the ninth consecutive championship, the end result of a private journey that led him to climb all of the divisions of Italian soccer,” the workforce stated.
Sarri additionally left Chelsea final yr after just one season in cost — regardless of profitable the Europa League with the London membership.
Whereas he led Juventus to a record-extending ninth straight Serie A title, the Bianconeri by no means actually tailored to his quick-passing fashion and misplaced 4 of 12 matches throughout the restart.
What’s extra is that amid a lot dominance domestically, the true take a look at for any Juventus coach comes within the Champions League — a contest the Turin membership has not gained since 1996.
Juventus was eradicated on away objectives regardless of securing a 2-1 victory within the rearranged second-leg dwelling match in opposition to Lyon.
In line with media experiences, potential replacements embrace former Juventus participant and present Actual Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane, Lazio’s Simone Inzaghi, former Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino and Massimiliano Allegri — who has been out of labor since leaving Juventus a yr in the past after main the workforce to 5 straight Italian titles.
One other potential substitute may very well be former Juventus and Chelsea coach Antonio Conte, who lately revealed he was sad at Inter Milan.