Juventus have confirmed the appointment of Maurizio Sarri as their new head coach.
The 60-year-old manager leaves Chelsea after just one season in England's Premier League as he returns to Italy.
OFFICIAL ' Maurizio Sarri is the new Juventus coach. #WelcomeSarri
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Sarri led Chelsea to third place in the Premier League last season, thus securing Champions League football. He also won his first trophy as a manager for the Blues.
He masterminded Chelsea's 4-1 victory over Arsenal in the Europa League final.
Maurizio Sarri taking a moment on his own to just look at his Europa League winner's medal is everything :blue_heart: pic.twitter.com/s3VEQTEKp9- Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) May 30, 2019
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."
Under Max Allegri, who left the club at the end of the season, Juventus won five straight Serie A titles and four Coppa Italia cups, but he failed to deliver in the Champions League.
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