Guwahati: Juventus Football Club’s head coach Maurizio Sarri was sacked on Saturday, a day after the team got knocked out of the Champions League against Lyon. Despite Cristiano Ronaldo’s double in a 2-1 home win on Friday, Juventus fell 2-2 on aggregate to the French club, ending their quest for a title they last won in 1996. It is the first time since 2015-16 that the Italian club failed to reach the quarter-finals of the tournament.
“Juventus Football Club announces that Maurizio Sarri has been relieved of his post as coach of the First Team,” read a short statement from the nine-time reigning Serie A champions, confirming Maurizio’s exit from the club. “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 statement added.
Despite leading Juventus to a ninth straight Scudetto, the former Napoli and Chelsea coach had to lose his job for his club’s failure on the European stage.
Sarri, 61, took over the job of head coach from Massimiliano Allegri, just a year ago, after leading Chelsea to success in the Europa League.
According to reports in Italy, Juventus is considering the former AC Milan forward and current Lazio manager, Simone Inzaghi as their manager for the upcoming season.