Chelsea have confirmed that manager Maurizio Sarri will leave the club to fill the managerial vacancy at Italian club Juventus.

The 60-year-old has spent the last 12 months with The Blues, guiding the club to third place English Premier League as well as the UEFA Europa League.

Sarri has recently been linked with a move to Juventus this summer and it was reported that Chelsea and Juventus had agreed a deal for his services late last week. Chelsea have now released a statement on their website to confirm that their manager will be leaving the club to return to his native Italy.

During his time at Stamford Bridge, Sarri has taken charge of The Blues on 63 occasions winning 39 of those matches. The Italian lost just 11 games as Blues boss. The club’s UEFA Europa League victory in Baku saw Sarri win his first major competition as a manager.

Sarri had two years left on his deal with the South West Londoners but the two parties have agreed a mutual termination of the contract to allow him to join Juventus. It is thought that the Serie A champions will pay around £5 million in compensation for Sarri’s services.

There is a chance that Sarri’s return to Chelsea could be a swift one with both his new club and former side set to compete in next season’s UEFA Champions League. The seeds for the group stage are expected to be determined in due course.