Sarri sacked after Juventus's Champions League exit
Published : Saturday, 8 August, 2020 at 7:44 PM Count : 285
Juventus sacked coach Maurizio Sarri on Saturday after the Italian club's Champions League last 16 exit to Lyon.
Despite Cristiano Ronaldo's double in a 2-1 home win on Friday, Juve fell 2-2 on aggregate to the French club, ending their quest for a title they last won in 1996.
"Maurizio Sarri has been relieved of his post as coach of the first team," the nine-time reigning Serie A champions said in a statement.
Sarri, 61, replaced Massimiliano Allegri last season, after leading Chelsea to success in the Europa League.
"The club would like to thank the coach for having written a new page in Juventus' history with the victory of the ninth-consecutive championship, the culmination of a personal journey that led him to climb all the divisions of Italian football," the team.
Despite leading Juve to a ninth straight Scudetto, his first as a coach, Sarri paid for the club's failure on the European stage.
Juve also lost in two finals this season, the Italian Cup and the Italian Super Cup.