TURIN – Maurizio Sarri is the new Juventus coach. The Bianconeri company announces this on its website. For him a three-year contract until June 30, 2022.
"It has just concluded an excellent season on the Chelsea bench – the Juventus website reads – crowned, after the third place in the Premier League and the EFL Cup Final, with the victory, a few days ago, of the Europa League. After having raised his first continental trophy, now Maurizio Sarri returns to Italy, where he has coached throughout his career, except, of course, for the English experience just ended. And from today, and for the next three years (until June 30, 2022), will lead Juventus ".
Sixty years old, born in Naples and long lived in Tuscany, in 2001, after years spent in the world of soccer, Sarri began his career as a full-time coach. Thus began an adventure that, since 2005, has taken him to the Serie B championship, driving Pescara, Arezzo and Avellino. The road to Serie A, however, is still long: Sarri leads Verona, Perugia, Grosseto, Alessandria and Sorrento, between B and Lega Pro ”.
"Then in 2012 the story begins with Empoli: Sarri is close to the promotion in the top flight already in the first season (Livorno wins in the final playoff) and reaches it a year later, finishing second in the championship. The Empoli is confirmed as a splendid footballing reality also in the following season, in which it conquers mathematical salvation in advance. 2015, for the technician, is the year of the landing at Napoli , and even here Sarri leaves his mark. With him in fact the Neapolitan team reaches 82, 86 and 91 points, from 2015 to 2018: every time it is the Serie A record for the Club, which wins for 3 years, two of which without going through the preliminaries, the qualification to the Champions League. Finally, in 2018/19, the excellent season with Chelsea, in England, and the first continental trophy for Sarri. And now the adventure begins for him in Juventus: welcome to Juventus! ”, Concludes the Juventus club statement.
Even Chelsea, with a long note on the club's website, announces Sarri's farewell to the Juventus bench. "The two clubs have reached an agreement for the early termination of Sarri's contract with Chelsea FC, which was still valid for two years," is written in the Chelsea release.
These are the words of the plenipotentiary of the London club, Marina Granovskaia. "During the talks that followed the Europa League final – he explains – Maurizio clarified how strongly he wanted to return to his native country, explaining that his reasons for wanting to return to work in Italy were significant. He also believed it was important to be closer to his family, and for the welfare of his elderly parents he felt he had to live closer to them at this point. "
"Maurizio leaves Chelsea with the thanks of all of us for the work he and his assistants did during the season – he continues – in which he won the Europa League, leading us to another cup final and a third place in the Premier League. We would also like to congratulate him for having secured the best role in Serie A and wishing him good luck in the future ". (Source: Ansa, Juventus.com)
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