Juventus have sacked head coach Maurizio Sarri after their elimination from the UEFA Champions League on Friday evening.
The former Napoli and Chelsea boss had only been in charge in Turin for just over a year after he replaced Max Allegri and won the Serie A crown during his tenure, the club’s ninth consecutive title.
However, that was not enough to keep him in the role, with the Old Lady confirming his departure on Friday afternoon via a statement on their official website following their Champions League exit to Ligue 1 Lyon.
It read: “Juventus Football Club announces that Maurizio Sarri has been relieved of his post as coach of the First Team.
“The club would like to thank the coach for having written a new page in Juventus’ history with the victory of the ninth-consecutive championship, the culmination of a personal journey that led him to climb all the divisions of Italian football.”
In all, the 61-year-old oversaw 51 matches with Juventus, winning 34.
Following his exit, former Tottenham Hotspur manager Mauricio Pochettino, who has been out of work since leaving North London in November, has been installed as favourite to take the reins. He can backed at odds of 13/8 with Betfair to be named as the next permanent Juventus boss.