Maurizio Sarri Has Reportedly Agreed To Take Over As Juventus Manager

Maurizio Sarri will become the next Juventus manager, after Max Allegri leaves the Italian champions, with Pep Guardiola turning down the chance, according to reports in Italy.

Juventus won Serie A for the eighth time in a row a few weeks ago, long before the end of the season, and with Max Allegri having delivered five of those titles the Italian has decided to call it a day when it comes to his time in Turin.

The Old Lady started the hunt for their next manager and were straight away linked with Pep Guardiola, Antonio Conte, Mauricio Pochettino, Carlo Ancelotti and Maurizio Sarri.

There had been some reports in Italy that Guardiola, fresh from winning the domestic treble with Manchester City, was set to pack the Premier League in and move to Turin.

However that idea seems to have disappeared quickly but new reports suggest that a deal has already been done for another Premier League boss to move to Serie A.

According to SNAI Sport News, Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has already agreed a three year deal to take over from Allegri for next season, although nothing will be announced until after the Europa League final.

Sarri managed Juventus' rivals Napoli in their title fight with the Bianconeri. Image: PA Images
Sarri managed Juventus' rivals Napoli in their title fight with the Bianconeri. Image: PA Images

Sarri, who previously managed Juve's closest rivals for the league title Napoli, has only been in charge at Stamford Bridge for a season.

He took over last summer after Antonio Conte was sacked after pre season had already started and he's had an up and down time as Blues boss.

The Blues finished third in the Premier League, qualifying for next season's Champions League, and still have the Europa League final against Arsenal to look forward to in three days time.

Lampard will manage Derby in the Championship play-off final on Monday but could be Chelsea boss. Image: PA Images
Lampard will manage Derby in the Championship play-off final on Monday but could be Chelsea boss. Image: PA Images

Sarri would still need to agree his release by Chelsea but that might not be too difficult, especially with reports the club are ready to appoint Frank Lampard as their new boss.

Conte had also been linked with going back to Juventus, where he won three Serie A titles, but the former Italy boss will instead head to the San Siro to take over at Inter from Luciano Spalletti.

One issue for Sarri at Chelsea has been the ability to make his gameplan work with the players he has, especially for the middle part of the season, and with the Blues currently serving a transfer ban there'd be no way of changing that.

Ryan Sidle

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