Juventus fires coach Sarri after Champions League exit

Turin, August 8

Juventus fired coach Maurizio Sarri on Saturday after his first season in cost ended with the staff’s Champions League exit.

Despite profitable the Italian title, Sarri paid the value for the round-of-16 loss to Lyon on Friday.

β€œThe membership want 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 staff stated.

Sarri additionally left Chelsea final 12 months after just one season in cost – regardless of profitable the Europa League with the London membership.

While he led Juventus to a record-extending ninth straight Serie A title, the Bianconeri by no means actually tailored to his quick-passing type 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 targets regardless of securing a 2-1 victory within the rearranged second-leg residence match in opposition to Lyon.

Also learn: Ronaldo nets 2 however Juventus knocked out of Champions League by Lyon

According to media reviews, potential replacements embody former Juventus participant and present Real 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 12 months in the past after main the staff to 5 straight Italian titles.

Another potential alternative may very well be former Juventus and Chelsea coach Antonio Conte, who not too long ago revealed he was sad at Inter Milan. AP

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