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After the Champions League out: Sarri no longer a Juventus coach

Maurizio Sarri is no longer the coach of Juventus Turin. The club announced on Saturday afternoon and thanked Sarri for writing a new chapter in the history of Juventus with the ninth Scudetto in a row. The Italian, who was only signed in summer 2019, had recently failed with the ambitious northern Italians in the Champions League in the round of 16 against Olympique Lyon (0: 1, 2: 1).

Sarri is not without controversy despite the championship title

The words of club boss Andrea Agnelli after the CL-Aus had already indicated nothing good. "That was an extremely difficult year, the season balance is sweet and sour. We are now taking a day or two to make the right decisions for the future," he said.

Even during the season, rumors of a possible resignation surfaced in the Italian media landscape. Sarri was also always said to have a disturbed relationship with Cristiano Ronaldo. Especially when the Portuguese superstar was plagued by knee problems in autumn 2019, the relationship seemed very tense - a substitution for Milan (1-0) without eye contact with the coach was the consequence. However, Sarri always affirmed: "My relationship with him is good."

In the course of the season, not only the relationship between coach and superstar stabilized, but also the performance of the "old lady". Although Sarri could not introduce the style of play known from Naples at Juventus, in the end there was the ninth Scudetto in a row.

Disappointment in the Champions League

The culmination of the season should take place in the shortened Champions League tournament - but it did not materialize. By leaving, Juventus missed the round of eight for the first time in three years, which this year will take place in Lisbon, the Portuguese home of Cristiano Ronaldo. Just like Juventus, Sarri has now failed with his mission.