Maurizio Sarri is reportedly ‘getting closer’ to becoming Juventus’ new manager according to reports emanating from Italy.
Despite finishing third in his first season as Chelsea manager, as well as winning the Europa League and steering the Blues to the League Cup final, Sarri has failed to win over the Stamford Bridge Faithful who have often been heard criticising his ‘Sarri-ball’ style of play from the terraces.
Sarri has previously been linked with a return to Italy with a potential move to Roma, although recent weeks have seen him as one of the front runners for the Juventus job following the announcement that Max Allegri will leave the Serie A Champions this summer.
Now, Sky Sports are reporting that the 60-year-has informed the West London club that he wants to leave, and the usually reliable folk over at Gianlucadimarzio.com say that he met with Chelsea executive director Marina Granovskaia on Friday to inform her of his desire to leave.
They claim that a number of factors, including ‘sporting, personal and family reasons’ are behind his desire to return to his homeland, despite him publicly stating he wants to remain in England in recent weeks.
The report says that Sarri has already agreed terms to join Juventus, who just now need to come to an arrangement regarding his exit from Chelsea, which is not expected to be a problem.
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— Football Faithful (@FootyFaithful_) May 14, 2019