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Official: Sarri dismissed by Juventus

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Juventus have announced relieving Maurizio Sarri of his managerial duties following a disappointing Champions League exit.

Maurizio Sarri took charge of Juventus ahead of the 2019/20 season, signing a three-year contract.

Juve did not exactly have the brightest of starts to the season under their new manager and remained inconsistent throughout. But Sarri did manage to guide them to Serie A success.

But the ninth straight Scudetto win was not enough for the club’s hierarchy as on Saturday, they decided to sack the Italian tactician after just one season.

The decision comes after Juve crashed out of the Champions League following a 2-2 aggregate loss to Lyon, who proceeded to the quarter-finals on away goals.

A statement on the official club website read: “Juventus Football Club announces that Maurizio Sarri has been relieved of his post as coach of the First Team.

“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.”

Lazio manager Simone Inzaghi, Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane, and former Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino, all have been linked to taking over at the Allianz Stadium.