Juventus have dismissed Maurizio Sarri following the Champions League fiasco, the latest reports in Italy confirm.
Juventus suffered a dismal Champions League elimination to Lyon despite clinching a 2-1 win at the Allianz Arena on Friday evening.
Cristiano Ronaldo’s brace proved insufficient to Juve’s efforts to overturn a 1-0 first-leg deficit from France after Memphis Depay converted a spot-kick in the opening stage of the match.
A shocking elimination in the competition’s round of 16 has already led to speculations about Ronaldo’s early departure for Paris Saint-Germain.
Although the ‘Bianconeri’ bigwig Andrea Agnelli already played down those rumors, someone has to take a fall for the club’s disappointing result.
Sarri will be the one falling victim to the club hierarchy’s rage in all likelihood.
Renowned Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano has dropped a bombshell on his Twitter account, saying Juventus have relieved head coach Maurizio Sarri of duties.
Sarri took charge of the team only last summer as part of a grand plan to bring Juventus’ 24-year Champions League drought to a halt.
However, the Italian manager’s adventure in Turin has approached a premature conclusion following a disastrous last-16 exit.
Former Chelsea boss has led the club to a record-extending ninth consecutive Serie A title, but a lack of results in Europe appears to have ultimately cost him his job.
Only this morning, Sarri labeled rumors of his imminent sacking as ‘offensive,’ but it seems media was right this time around.