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Chelsea confirm Maurizio Sarri is leaving the club to join Juventus

Chelsea confirm Maurizio Sarri is leaving the club to join Juventus
Chelsea confirm Maurizio Sarri is leaving the club to join Juventus

Chelsea has confirmed that Italian manager, Maurizio Sarri is leaving the club to join Juventus, on his own request.

According to the statement released by the club, the club said they have reached an agreement for the early termination of Maurizio Sarri’s contract with Chelsea FC which had two years left to run and is ending at his request.

Chelsea 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.’

Maurizio Sarri moved to London last summer, joining from Napoli, and his Chelsea side made a strong start to the Premier League campaign. We winning first five games and went unbeaten in all competitions from the start of the league season until late November when they suffered a reverse against Tottenham at Wembley.

Progression from the group stage of the Europa League was comfortable and a home Premier League win against eventual champions Manchester City a highlight in December.

However, away form dipped in the New Year and as they suffered heavy defeats at Bournemouth and Manchester City.

The club said their goal for the season was to finish in the top four and return to the champions league which they reached with one game left to play.

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