Chelsea have confirmed that Maurizio Sarri has left the club in a statement posted on the club’s website this afternoon.
Maurizio Sarri is leaving Chelsea Football Club to return to Italy and become manager of Juventus. https://t.co/gIeiIp1ZEo
— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) June 16, 2019
It’s the news that we have been anticipating for some time. Sarri leaves Chelsea having won the Europa League during his final game in charge.
Juventus will provide his next challenge, with the task of retaining the Serie A title like no other that Sarri has faced in his career to date.
We thank Maurizio for everything he did for us throughout this season, which proved to be a really difficult 12 months for him.
Chelsea now look forward into the future, with part of that being electing a new manager. Will it be Frank Lampard? It’s yet unclear.
We have lost a manager who proved his credentials with a baptism of fire in English football, so his successor ought to be of similar quality and stature.
We’ll be keeping a close eye on Juventus next term, as we’re sure he’ll be watching us.