- August 8, 2020
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Juventus Part Ways With Coach Maurizio Sarri Following The Clubs Round Of 16 Exist From The Champions League
The former Chelsea and Napoli boss only took charge of Juventus in June last year, signing a 3-year contract at the time, and led the side to a ninth consecutive Serie A title last month.
It is the first time Juventus have failed to reach the quarter-finals of the Champions League since 2015/16 under Massimiliano Allegri.
Despite winning the league, Sarri has been under pressure as Juventus managed their lowest points total of the last nine title-winning seasons, finishing just one point above Inter Milan.
Lazio Manager Simone Inzaghi is among the front-runners to replace Sarri after guiding his team to fourth in the table and Champions League qualification for the first time in thirteen years.
Inzaghi, whose contract at Lazio is up next summer, was in contention for the Juventus job a year ago before the club appointed Sarri.
Mauricio Pochettino, who has been out of work since being sacked by Tottenham in November last year, has also been linked with the role.
In one of the interview he had in May: “I love England. My idea is to keep living in London but at the same time, I am open to different countries, to listen and see what happens.” Pochettino said
Speaking after Friday’s game against Lyon, Juventus president Andrea Agnelli Said: “This season’s balance is bittersweet, we had a great result winning the 9th championship, but the performance in the Champions League has been disappointing for everyone.
“The Champions League is not a dream, it’s an objective. We need to be disappointed to exit the competition like this, we will take a few days to evaluate how to restart with fresh enthusiasm.
“We have a few goals that need to be met, both domestically and internationally, we will need to make a few evaluations to understand how to start the next season with the will to work and win on any pitch.