Maurizio Sarri is set to be unveiled as the new Juventus boss very soon, having agreed on a £5m to release him of his current contract with Chelsea.
The Italian has only spent one season in the Premier League, leading the Blues to the third spot and also winning them the Europa League. Sarri’s tactics saw Chelsea whitewash Arsenal 4-1 in the final at Baku.
Unfortunately for the 60-year-old, he still had trouble winning over the club’s fans as constant criticism flowed in throughout the season about his methods. Massimiliano Allegri stepping down from the managerial hot seat quickly turned into a golden opportunity for Sarri.
He expressed a desire to leave stating reasons of homesickness. He said, “For us Italians the call of home is strong. We feel that something is missing. It has been a heavy year. I begin to feel the weight of distant friends, elderly parents I rarely see,” the 60-year-old boss told the press.
“But at my age, I only make professional choices. I won’t be able to train for 20 years. It’s hard work, the bench. When I return home to Tuscany I feel like a stranger.”
The deal between the two clubs got concluded so fast because of the warm relationship with the Bianconeri sporting director, Fabio Paratici and Chelsea chief, Marina Granovskaia. We can hope to see the announcement made official by this weekend latest.