Chelsea FC Manager, Maurizio Sarri who signed a three-year deal last July, has become the ninth full-time manager to leave Chelsea under Roman Abramovich, since he bought the club in 2003.
Maurizio Sarri has dumped Chelsea FC to take up appointment as Manager of Serie A champion, Juventus on a three-year contract. He joined the Blues from Napoli in July 2018, led them to third place in the Premier League and won the Europa League in his first season in charge. It is reported that compensation fee in excess of £5m has been agreed between the two clubs – Chelsea and Juventus for the 60-year-old Sarri.
Sarri replaces fellow Italian Massimiliano Allegri, who left Juventus at the end of last season.
Chelsea FC Director, Marina Granovskaia said, “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,”
Continuing he said, “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.”
Chelsea FC is unable to sign players after due to a two-window transfer ban by world governing body FIFA – a decision they are appealing against at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.