Italian Champions Juventus have reached an agreement with Europa League winners Chelsea over a deal for Maurizio Sarri, according to sources in Italy.
No official confirmation has yet been received from Chelsea but Sarri is expected to sign a three-year deal to become the new boss of the Serie A champions on Friday.
Chelsea have agreed a deal in principle for Maurizio Sarri to join Juventus.
— BBC Sport (@BBCSport) June 13, 2019
Juve announced in late May head coach Massimiliano Allegri would be leaving the club after leading them to a consecutive fifth Serie A title.
Meanwhile Sarri arrived London from Napoli in July 2018 and led the Blues to third place in the Premier League and won the Europa League in his one season in charge.
Maurizio Sarri's first season at Chelsea:
🏆 Europa League Winner
🥉 3rd place finish in Premier League
🥈 League Cup Finalist pic.twitter.com/srX9HNLeqp
— Sarrismo™ (@Blue_Footy) May 29, 2019
Despite signing a three-year deal last July, he will become the ninth full-time manager to leave the club under Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich.
Throughout the Italian’s time at Stamford Bridge there was repeated speculation about his position, with Chelsea fans expressing their discontent at 60 year old manager’s tactics and team selection.
But Sarri withstood the criticism and won his first ever trophy as manager with a 4-1 victory over Arsenal in May in the Europa League final, and after the match said “he deserved” to stay with the club.
Whoever does replace Sarri will not be able to sign any new players, as things stand, with Chelsea having appealed against their two-window transfer ban imposed by FIFA to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
It means their only new arrival might be USA forward Christian Pulisic, a £58m signing from Borussia Dortmund in January while their star player Eden Hazard headed to Real Madrid ending his seven years association with the London club.