Maurizio Sarri sacked by Juventus after Champions League failure
Following Juventus' elimination from the Champions League on Friday, the Bianconeri have sacked manager Maurizio Sarri.
Soon after the side failed to progress through the Champions League quarter-finals, the club hierarchy held a meeting to discuss Sarri's future at the Old Lady, where it was decided that the 61-year-old would no longer be the one to lead them ahead.
The decision comes in spite of Sarri managing to steer the club toward a ninth successive Scudetto. However, his well-known 'Sarriball' style could have been a point of contention in the outcome.
The former banker had admitted that he was finding it tough to ingrain the concept into the Juventus squad. In fact, right after the first-leg loss against Lyon, Sarri mentioned that he would continue working alongside them and that 'sooner or later, this concept will get into their heads'. That revelation reportedly convinced the board against Sarri's inability to lead the side convincingly.
Possible replacements for Sarri
Ex-Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino, who led the Spurs to the Champions League final last season, is said to be under consideration, as well as names familiar with the club, such as Antonio Conte, Massimiliano Allegri and Andrea Pirlo.
Zinedine Zidane is also a name that has also come up a few times, despite the Frenchman being under contract with Real Madrid.
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