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Chelsea’s Maurizio Sarri joins Juventus as manager


Juventus have now confirmed that they have signed former Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri as their new boss.

Sarri had joined Chelsea last summer from Napoli and managed to win his first career trophy in the form of the UEFA Europa League with the Blues this season, apart from finishing third in the Premier League- ahead of Tottenham.

It has now been confirmed that Sarri has left Chelsea a season after he joined the Stamford Bridge-based side and has now signed for the Old Lady in Italy.

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A statement from the official Juventus website said: “After an excellent season on the Blues bench, in which he led the club to a third-place finish in the Premier League and reach the EFL Cup final. The ultimate high during his tenure in London was when he led Chelsea to the Europa League final, before going on to being crowned champions in his final game on the Blues bench.

Now, Maurizio Sarri has returned to Italy, where he has coached for the majority of his career. And from today, he will take over the reins at Juventus with a contract until June 30, 2022.”

Sarri enjoyed three very impressive seasons at Napoli before joining Chelsea and was awarded the Serie A manager of the year at the end of his first season in 2016.

He helped Napoli finish at the second place on a consistent basis and established them as a regular UEFA Champions League outfit.

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.”

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