Finally it is confirmed, Italian head coach Maurizio Sarri is leaving English Premier League giants Chelsea FC to join Italian Serie A champions Juventus FC.
Chelsea FC director Marina Granovskaia said, “In talks we had following the Europa League final, Maurizio made it clear how strongly he desired to return to his native country, explaining that his reasons for wanting to return to work in Italy were significant.”
“He also believed it important to be nearer his family, and for the well-being of his elderly parents he felt he needed to live closer to them at this point.”
“Maurizio leaves Chelsea with thanks from us all for the work he and his assistants did during the season he spent as our head coach, and for winning the Europa League, guiding us to another cup final and a third-place finish in the Premier League.”
“We would also like to congratulate him on securing the role as big as any in Serie A and to wish him the best of luck for the future,” Marina Granovskaia ended.
Sarri had only joined Chelsea FC last summer from Italian side Napoli SSC but had an altogether mixed campaign in southwest London despite winning the UEFA Europa League and finishing third in the Premier League.
Now, Maurizio Sarri has returned to Italy, where he has coached for the majority of his career. And from today, he will take over the reins at Juventus FC with a contract until June 30, 2022.
Now at 60 years old, Sarri was born in Naples and spent many years living in Tuscany. In 2001, after spending several years in the world of football, Sarri began his career as a full-time coach. Thus, began an adventure that, since 2005, has taken him to the Serie B championship, leading Pescara, Arezzo and Avellino. But the road to Serie A, however, was still long: Sarri guided, Verona, Perugia, Grosseto, Alessandria and Sorrento, between the Serie B league and the lega pro.
Empoli gained promotion under Sarri to the Serie A and Napoli signed him in 2015, where his style of football and hard work was showcased to the bigger football world. Now Sarri joins Italy’s biggest football club, which will be another different challenge.