Maurizio Sarri joins as coach from Chelsea to Juventus
Europa League winner Chelsea have to look for a new coach. The club has agreed with Juventus on a change of 60-year-old Maurizio Sarri. Previously, Italian and English media had reported consistently.
The coach had asked for the premature release of his two-year contract after a season, the Londoners said. In Turin, the 60-year-old receives a contract until June 30, 2022.
According to media reports, the Italian series champion to replace up to six million euros for Sarri who will succeed the resigned Massimiliano Allegri. Allegri has been training the club since 2014, but now puts in a sabbatical year. Six million euros are in a change of coach no extraordinary sum more. For Julian Nagelsmann RB Leipzig should have paid five million euros to TSG Hoffenheim.
Sarri had only moved from Naples to Chelsea in the summer of 2018. He led the Londoners in third place in the Premier League, which meant the qualification for the Champions League. At the end of May, Chelsea also won the Europa League under Sarri in the final against Arsenal.
This is a major change in London. After superstar Eden Hazard, who moved to Real Madrid, now leaves the coach the club.
The successor is the former Chelsea player Frank Lampard (640 competitive games) traded. The 40-year-old, who won the Champions League in 2012 as a player with the Londoners, had barely missed promotion in his first season as coach at second division Derby County. Several British media, including the Guardian, report that Chelsea wants to talk to Lampard.
Lampard, however, would not have it easy: Currently, a one-year transfer ban is imposed on Chelsea. The blues were suspended by Fifa on 22 February for allegedly violating rules in 29 international transfers and minor player applications. The club had then announced that they wanted to challenge the ban in front of the International Sports Court.