After weeks of speculation it is finally confirmed that Maurizio Sarri has departed Chelsea and has been announced as the new Juventus head coach.

The two clubs were locked horns in finding an agreement as to the compensation fee that Juventus would have to pay to acquire the Italian manager, but a deal was finally reached with compensation believed to be between £5M-£10M.

Sarri will now return to the Serie A where he last finished in second place with Napoli. Juventus have won eight straight Scudettos and following the departure of Massimiliano Allegri will now turn to Maurizio Sarri to continue the club’s success, while bringing a new brand of football to Turin.

“Today we say goodbye to manager Maurizio Sarri as he leaves the club following his Europa League winning campaign. Thank you and good luck for the future Maurizio!” – Chelsea FC

Maurizio Sarri departs Chelsea following a mixed season that ultimately ended in success. The Blues’ won the Europa League – the Italians first ever trophy, as well as finishing in third place in the Premier League. Chelsea were also unlucky not to have more silverware, with Sarri’s side losing on penalties to Manchester City in the league cup final.

Grazie and all the best from everyone at The Echo, Maurizio!

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Written by Dan Barker | @danbarkzr