Juventus fired Maurizio Sarri after Champions League elimination: the list of candidates to replace him


By CAPosts 08 August, 2020 - 09:02am 128 views

Maurizio Sarri was sacked by Juventus (REUTERS)

The elimination of the Champions League in the hands of Olympique de Lyon was too hard a blow to Juventus' aspirations. Despite the 2-1 win in Turin, the defeat in France complicated the chances of the multiple Italian football champion, who was unable to advance rounds and said goodbye to his big goal of the season. 

For this reason, the Vecchiha Signora made official the dismissal of Maurizio Sarri, the coach who arrived at the club at the beginning of this season and who had a contract to remain in the team. He communicated this through a statement he disseminated on his official website.

"Juventus Football Club announces that Maurizio Sarri has been relieved of his position as First Team Coach. The club would like to thank the coach for writing a new page in the history of Juventus with the victory of the ninth consecutive Scudetto, the culmination of a personal tour that has led him to scale all categories of Italian football," he says.

The official statement with the dismissal of Maurizio Sarri

Sarri's quick outcome was a surprise in Italian football, especially after the statements of Juventus President Andrea Agnelli, who spoke after his team's elimination from Europe's top club tournament. "It was a bittersweet season, we won well in Italy, it was magnificent. And I think the football page that Maurizio Sarri wrote is an extraordinary page: he started from the lowest point and managed to win the Scudetto. After that, in the Champions League the road is disappointing for us, for the players and for the fans," he said.

"The double match against Lyon leaves us disappointed, also by how the first leg ended, we take a few days to reflect and make assessments so that we can resume with renewed enthusiasm next season. The balance of a sporting season is done with the coach, with the squad, with the coaches, you can not only concentrate on the failed goal, but also on the achieved one," Agnelli said on Friday in dialogue with the Italian press in Turin.

Sarri himself, after winning the second leg of the Champions League quarter-final series, was confident to remain in his charge. "I don't think senior managers, as I said yesterday, will decide my future on the outcome of a match. I think it's even offensive to ask me that. I expect nothing, I have a contract and I intend to respect it", said the 61-year-old DT who landed at Juventus earlier this season, just after the Europa League champion was established with Chelsea of England.

Mauricio Pochettino is one of the names that sound to succeed Sarri in Juventus (REUTERS)

Now he'll start the name dance to replace the former Italian coach. According to the Azzurra press, one of sarri's top candidates is an Argentine. Mauricio Pochettino, who has been without a club since he was fired by English Tottenham, is on the list. The same as Simone Inzaghi, current technical director of Lazio, and Roberto Mancini, today in the Italian national team. Within all the possibilities, the nearest option is Andrea Pirlo, which was recently named as the new DT of the Under 23 category of the Juve.

Beyond these options, the dream of the leadership of the reigning champion of football in Italy also has just been left out of the Champions League with Real Madrid and is called Zinedine Zidane.


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