BREAKING: Chelsea confirm Maurizio Sarri is leaving the club
BREAKING: Chelsea confirm Maurizio Sarri is leaving the club
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BREAKING: Chelsea confirm Maurizio Sarri is leaving the club

Chelsea have confirmed that manager Maurizio Sarri is set to leave the club, and will take over at Juventus in the coming season. 

According to the club's statement which was shared on their website, the two parties came to an agreement to 'prematurely' terminate the Italian's contract, with two years left. 

"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," said the club's director Marina Granovskaia.

"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," 

Sarri leaves the club despite leading the team to the Europa League title win and helping them qualify for the Champions League after a third-place finish in the Premier League. 

He, however, didn't win the hearts of many of the fans and management alike and was almost fired mid last season after results nose-dived, especially after heavy defeats to Bournemouth and Manchester City. 

The former Napoli man will now take over at Juventus, a post that was left vacant after Massimo Allegri left at the end of last season. 

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