…Juventus has lost two Cup finals this season
Juventus manager, Maurizio Sarri has been sacked on Saturday after the Italian Serie A giants were ousted by Lyon in the round of 16 Champions League on Friday.
The club announced in a statement on Saturday.
Notwithstanding Cristiano Ronaldo’s brace in a 2-1 home win on Friday, Juventus were decked on 2-2 aggregate to the French side, ending their hunt for the most prestigious Europe’s club title they last won in 1996.
“Maurizio Sarri has been relieved of his post as coach of the first team,” the nine-time reigning Serie A champions said in a statement.
“The club would like to thank the coach for having written a new page in Juventus’ history with the victory of the ninth-consecutive championship, the culmination of a personal journey that led him to climb all the divisions of Italian football,” Juve added.
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Despite guiding Juve to a ninth straight Scudetto, his first as a coach, Sarri paid for the club’s woes on the European campaign.
Juve also lost in two finals this season, the Italian Cup and the Italian Super Cup. Napoli beat The Old Lady in 4-2 penalties to win Coppa Italia last Wednesday and Lazio secured the Italian Super Cup by thrashing the reigning champions 3 -1 late December.
Sarri, 61, was hired to replace Massimiliano Allegri last season, after winning the Europa League for Chelsea.