Juventus confirm arrival of Maurizio Sarri as new manager on three-year deal worth £18m


Serie A champions, Juventus have confirmed the arrival of Maurizio Sarri on a three-year deal.

The Italian and former Napoli manager agreed to join Juventus on a three-year deal worth around £18m to take over from Massimiliano Allegri after spending just one season with Chelsea, where he won the Europa League.

Chelsea also confirmed his depature in a lenghty statement.

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'.

Sarri's departure now open doors for current Derby manager Frank Lampard to fill the vacant role.

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