Juventus Sacks manager Maurizio Sarri after being knocked out Champions League

The former Chelsea manager, who was only in the job one season, won Serie A with Juventus, but his side were knocked out of the Champions League by Lyon on Friday, Maurizio Sarri has been sacked by Juventus after just one season in charge.

The former Chelsea boss was relieved of his duties after Juventus were knocked out of the Champions League at the hands of Lyon.

Sarri won Serie A with Juventus this season, delivering the club a ninth successive title. But top brass in Turin have their eye on the Champions League, which Juve haven’t won since 1996.

A statement on the Juve website read: “The club would like to thank the coach for writing a new page in Juventus history with the victory of the ninth consecutive Scudetto, the culmination of a personal journey that led him to climb all the categories of Italian football.

Juventus lost the first leg of their Champions League last-16 clash with Lyon in France, and went out on away goals on Friday, despite winning 2-1 in Turin.

Despite winning a ninth successive Serie A title last month, Sarri’s team have not managed to convince the critics during his first season in charge. Their failure to even match last season’s quarter-finals performance in the Champions League has added to the pressure on the 61-year-old.

“If I wasn’t devastated by not qualifying, I’d be happy with the performance,” Sarri said after his side were knocked out on away goals following a 2-2 aggregate draw.

“I actually expected less from us, I think we played a great game. We fell behind to a penalty kick that could have made us lose our heads and we had three chances when we were 2-1 ahead.”

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