Maurizio Sarri appoints as new head coach of Chelsea on 3-year contract by Juventus: Maurizio Sarri, who was been appointed as manager of Chelsea on July 2018 has now left Chelsea in order to become manager of Serie A champions Juventus on a three-year deal. On 16 June 2019, Juventus declared the signing of Sarri on a three-year contract. Sarri is now going to switch the fellow Italian Massimiliano Allegri, who has left Juventus at the end of last season.
- Maurizio Sarri joins Juventus on a 3-year contract
- Sarri had told Chelsea about his desire to return to his native country
- Sarri helped Chelsea win the Europa League and finish 3rd in Premier League 2018-19
Marina Granovskaia, Director of Chelsea 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.”
Sarri was appointed manager of Chelsea on 14 July 2018 after replacing Antonio Conte who was discharged the day before. The team lost the Community Shield 2–0 to Manchester City in his first competitive game on 5 August at Wembley Stadium. After that week, he documented his first ever win as Chelsea manager in a 3–0 league win away to Huddersfield Town.
Sarri turn out to be the first head coach or manager to go on undefeated during the course of his first 12 Premier League fixtures, up to 24 November, where they were defeated 3–1 to Tottenham Hotspur.
As a manager Sarri won his first major trophy on 29 May after Chelsea defeated Arsenal with 4–1 scores in the 2019 UEFA Europa League Final in Baku. Chelsea accomplished to win the title unbeaten all over the entirety of the Europa League campaign.
Former Chelsea winger Pat Nevin said, “I don’t think they are absolutely devastated. It is one of those ones where some people wanted him to stay and some wanted him to go. I am one of the ones who would have been delighted had he stayed.”
He further added, “In the current situation it doesn’t matter who is manager because you are not going to catch Manchester City or Liverpool at the moment. Top four? That would be enough but even that is a big, big call without Eden Hazard.”
On the other hand European football expert Mina Rzouki said on this topic that Sarri does not seems to be as the right man for Juventus. He said, “They also did not seem to think so a few years ago when there was potential that Allegri would leave and Sarri was doing wonders at Napoli at the time. For many reasons Sarri is a man who prefers the beauty of football, sometimes over even the wins.”
He added, “For Sarri, a man who has worked his way up from being a banker, this is a huge achievement. He is at the helm of Juventus – the richest and most successful side in Italy. Whether or not this is the right fit we will find out.”
Teams managed by Maurizio Sarri from the year 1990 to 2019 are: