Italian club Juventus announced the dismissal of its coach, Mauricio Sarri, hours after the team was knocked out of the Champions League final at the hands of Lyon.
Juventus won 2-1 on Friday, and Lyon qualified by taking advantage of the 1-0 victory in the first leg, and Juventus’s adventure, looking for a crowning in the most expensive club competition since 1996, ended early.
Sarri left Juventus after only one season with the team, and weeks ago he won the Italian League title for the ninth time in the club's history, but that was not enough for the former coach of Napoli and Chelsea to stay with the old lady club.
Official | Maurizio Sarri relieved of his duties.https: //t.co/39vYyBXaqo pic.twitter.com/k2dxnmkokT
- JuventusFC (# Stron9er) (@juventusfcen) August 8, 2020
The Italian coach has received great criticism since his arrival to Juventus last summer, and the media blamed him for his tactical choices and his failure to manage many matches in a way that suits the capabilities of the team that abounds with many stars, led by Cristiano Ronaldo.
The media began circulating a number of nominees to succeed Sarri, including former Tottenham coach Mauricio Pochettino and current Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi.
Reports indicated that the Juventus management dreams of contracting with Pep Guardiola or Zinedine Zidane, but that is almost impossible given the coaches' association with Manchester City and Real Madrid to take over.