Twitter reacts to Sarri leaving Chelsea to become Juve boss

It came as no great surprise earlier today when it was announced that Maurizio Sarri would be leaving Chelsea to take over as manager of Serie A champions Juventus.

Sarri only took over as Chelsea boss from fellow countryman Antonio Conte last summer and, on paper at least, the 60-year-old enjoyed a successful season at Stamford Bridge: finishing in third place in the Premier League, reaching the Carabao Cup final, and winning the Europa League.

However, that does not tell the full story of the former Napoli boss’ tenure, with his previously heralded ‘Sarri-ball‘ style of play coming in for heavy criticism from his own club’s fans and many pundits. In fact, Sarri is a hugely unpopular figure with the Stamford Bridge faithful and cries of ‘f*ck Sarri-ball’ could regularly be heard at Chelsea games over the last few months.

Considering how divisive Sarri had become amongst his clubs fans and the Blues upcoming transfer ban, few can deny that taking over at Italy’s most successful club is a logical move for the 60-year-old. As always the great and good of Football Twitter have reacted in typical style:

Chelsea paid this tribute to their outgoing boss.

While the Guardian chart what has been a rollercoaster year in English Football for Sarri.

Others have questioned whether the much heralded ‘Sarri-ball’ may have become more evident next season.

It’s also pretty clear Sarri has come out well after being heavily linked with the sack just a few months back.

And of course the chain-smoking Italians love of cigarettes was put to good use…

Although there can be no doubt as to which incident Sarri will be most remembered for as time goes by…

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Sarri was often lamented for his preference to use Jorginho instead of N’Golo Kante at the base of his midfield, and seeing how things work out for the Italy international at Stamford Bridge will certainly be an interesting sub-plot…

Like we said on paper at least Sarri does depart west London with a pretty impressive update for his CV.

It seems leaving Chelsea and then taking over a Serie A club is all the rage these days…

Chelsea Football Club summed up in a tweet…

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