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Report: Juventus reach agreement with Maurizio Sarri to become their manager

Reports in Italy are claiming that Maurizio Sarri has come to an agreement with Juventus to become their new manager.

The Chelsea boss has had a bit of strange debut season in the Premier League, securing a third-place finish at the first time of asking, as well as reaching two cup finals, however, he is still thought to be on the brink of getting the sack.

The Stamford Bridge faithful have been less than impressed with his ‘Sarri-ball‘ style of play, with fans openly criticising his previously heralded style from the stands.

Also, the Blues’ billionaire owner Roman Abramovic is thought to be dissatisfied with Sarri’s decision to criticise the clubs end of season friendly in the USA, a game which was organised as part of the clubs fight against antisemitism.

There have been a number of reports suggesting that the club could fire Sarri following their Europa League final clash against Arsenal in Baku next week, but reports from his homeland suggest that he already has his next job lined up.

Italian journalist Tancredi Palmeri has claimed that the former Napoli boss has agreed a three-year deal to become Juventus’ next manager following the departure of Max Allegri this summer, with Sarri set to earn €7 million-a-year.

The report claims that Juventus director Fabio Paratici has travelled to London in recent weeks to try to negotiate Sarri’s exit from the West London club.

Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola was thought to be Juve’s first choice candidate, however, Palmeri reports that he has turned the Serie A champions down three times, while Mauricio Pochettino has also been linked a move to Turin.