Chelsea have agreed a deal with Juventus for the services of UEFA Europa League-winning manager Maurizio Sarri according to BBC Sport.
The 60-year-old Italian coach only joined Chelsea last summer but has long been tipped to leave Stamford Bridge.
The Chelsea faithful fell in and out of love with Sarri this season but ended the campaign with huge respect for him after he guided The Blues back into the UEFA Champions League as well as lifting the UEFA Europa League trophy in Baku, Azerbaijan.
It has now been reported that Italian giants Juventus have made an approach for Sarri’s services and Chelsea have agreed a deal with them. The Blues boss is now expected to discuss personal terms with ‘The Old Lady’ with a £5 million deal set to be completed later today.
Sarri will leave Stamford Bridge after taking charge of The Blues on 63 occasions in all competitions. He won 39 of those matches while his Chelsea side suffered just 11 defeats. The 4-1 UEFA Europa League final success over Arsenal saw Sarri win his first major domestic trophy, an achievement which clearly filled him with joy.
The Italian will replace Juventus’ title-winning boss Massimiliano Allegri with the club having finished 11 points clear of Napoli at the top of Serie A this season.