Chelsea have received a piece of bad news ahead of the Europa League final against Arsenal as the latest report claims that manager Maurizio Sarri has signed a deal worth £6m with an Italian Serie a team ahead of next season.
Seria A giant Juventus will be without manager Massimiliano Allegri for the 2019-2020 season after the Italian gaffer was sacked by the Turin giants, ending his five-year trophy-laden reign with them, and report now says Maurizio Sarri has agreed to a deal with Juventus.
It was earlier reported last week that Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola has signed a deal worth 24 million euros with Juventus, but the Spanish gaffer and the Cityzens have denied the rumours and now, Chelsea wantaway manager Maurizio Sarri is now said to have signed a deal with the Turin giants.
Maurizio Sarri has had a tale of two sides in his first season as manager of Chelsea, and he will lead his Blues side to the Europa League final against London rivals Arsenal on May 29 in Baku, but the South West London side have now received what is a piece of bad news ahead of the all-important final.
The report claims Maurizio Sarri agreed on terms to take over at Juventus after Pep Guardiola rejected the offer. The Serie A side are looking for a new manager following the announcement that Massimiliano Allegri will depart at the end of the season.
Manchester City’s Guardiola was earmarked as their No 1 target, but the Spaniard is not interested in leaving his current job. Sarri, who impressed during his time with Napoli, has been widely considered as the frontrunner and is now expected to be given the job after Chelsea’s Europa League final against Arsenal on Wednesday.
Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho were also reported options for Juventus, but according to SNAI sportnews, Sarri has already reached an agreement with the club to replace Allegri. They claim that Sarri stands to earn £6.1million a year on a three-year contract but will not be officially announced until after the Europa League final in Baku.
The Italian boss will now need to discuss a financial package with Chelsea in efforts to force through his exit. Sarri has come under heavy criticism from large sections of the Chelsea supporters after an underwhelming first season in England and his time at Stamford Bridge now appears to be drawing to a close.
He will, however, have the chance to win his first piece of silverware as a manager when his side take on Arsenal in the Europa League final. Sarri’s future is expected to become clearer after Wednesday’s showpiece final while Frank Lampard has been touted as an early candidate to replace him as manager.