Juventus have officially appointed Maurizio Sarri as their new Coach after his departure from Chelsea was confirmed.
The 60-year-old had only joined Chelsea last year and had a deal until June 2021, but negotiations via agent Fali Ramadani – the same man who ensured he was released from his Napoli contract – ensured an early end to this rapport.
There are no details on how much compensation Juve are paying for this release, as Italian sources put it at £1.1m and English papers anywhere between £5-10m.
He has signed a three-year contract with the Bianconeri, worth a reported €6m a season.
Sarri will replace Max Allegri, the boss who narrowly pipped him and Napoli to the Scudetto in 2018.
After winning the Europa League, reaching the Carabao Cup Final and taking them to third place in the Premier League, Sarri was still criticised by some sections of the fanbase and media.
He leaves the Stamford Bridge side with a more than respectable tally of 40 wins, 11 draws and 12 defeats, having scored 123 goals and conceded 67.
The former Empoli and Napoli Coach had an average of 2.08 points per game with the Blues.
It’s widely expected he’ll be replaced at Chelsea by current Derby County manager Frank Lampard.