The Italian manager spent only one season with the Blues, being pressured to maintain certain results, and winning the UEFA Europa League.

After only one year with English Premier League side Chelsea, manager Maurizio Sarri has left.

The Italian coach will now join Lega Serie A giants Juventus, according to the Blues official website.

“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,” Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said.

“He also believed it important to be nearer his family, and for the well-being of his elderly parents he felt he needed to live closer to them at this point.”

“Maurizio leaves Chelsea with thanks from us all for the work he and his assistants did during the season he spent as our head coach, and for winning the Europa League, guiding us to another cup final and a third-place finish in the Premier League,” she added.

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Recently, former Juventus striker Jose Altafini also joined the Ronaldo-criticism train and acknowledged the number-7's poor performances.

“We would also like to congratulate him on securing the role as big as any in Serie A and to wish him the best of luck for the future.”

Meanwhile, the Juventus official website announced his return to Italy a few minutes later, replacing coach Massimiliano Allegri who was let go at the end of the season.

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