Maurizio Sarri has reached an agreement to become the next manager of Juventus, according to reports – but confirmation won’t arrive until after the Europa League final.
The Serie A champions recently parted company with Massimiliano Allegri after five years at the helm, during each of which he has led the side to the Scudetto.
Despite leading the Blues to a third place finish in the league and two cup finals, the jury is still out on whether or not Sarri’s first season in England has been a success, and now it seems he could be set for a swift return to Italy.
The report claims that Sarri will earn €7m per year after signing a three-year contract with the Turin club, with the announcement set to come after Chelsea’s last match of the season – a game which presents the 60-year-old with the chance to win the first trophy of his career.
Pep Guardiola had also been speculatively linked with the role, but it is understood that he was always just a dream for Juve, and that he rejected their approaches to commit to Manchester City.
All that remains to be settled is an agreement between Chelsea and Sarri, to determine whether he will be paid off or forced to resign.