Monday, December 6

Juve Sacks Sarri After Champions League Exit

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Frankie Omokhua

Serie A side, Juventus, has announced the sacking of their title-winning coach, Maurizio Sarri, after just a season in charge.

In a statement, the Turin club said Sarri’s sack followed the team’s elimination from the Champions League in the round of 16 on Friday.

The 61-year-old was dismissed despite leading Juventus to the Serie A title two weeks ago, their ninth in a row.

Juventus were knocked out of the Champions League, the competition they have set their hearts on winning for the first time since 1996, on away goals by Olympique Lyonnais despite winning the second leg 2-1.

Meanwhile, Italian media have begun speculating a possible replacement for the former Chelsea manager.

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager, Mauricio Pochettino, Lazio’s Simone Inzaghi and Real Madrid’s Zinedine Zidane are among those mentioned, as well as Massimiliano Allegri, who made way for Sarri one year ago.

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