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SARRI SACKING

Sarri sacked after Lyon scupper Juventus's Champions League plans

Former Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri is looking for a new job after seeing his side lose to Lyon in the Champions League.
Former Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri is looking for a new job after seeing his side lose to Lyon in the Champions League. AFP
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Juventus have sacked coach Maurizio Sarri after the Italian club's Champions League last 16 exit to French outfit Lyon. 

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Despite Cristiano Ronaldo's double in a 2-1 home win on Friday, Juve fell 2-2 on aggregate to the French club, ending their quest for a 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.

Sarri, who is 61, replaced Massimiliano Allegri last season, after leading Chelsea to success in the Europa League.

"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," the team said in a statement.

Despite leading Juve to a ninth straight Scudetto, his first as a coach, Sarri paid for the club's failure on the European stage.

Juve also lost in two finals this season, the Italian Cup and the Italian Super Cup.

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