Chelsea Football Club announced on Sunday afternoon that Maurizio Sarri would be leaving the club to take over as manager of Juventus.
Sarri, 60, joined Chelsea from Napoli last summer as a replacement for Antonio Conte but now returns to Italy, signing a three-year contract with Juventus.
Maurizio Sarri has left Chelsea to become manager of Serie A champions Juventus on a three-year deal.
It is understood compensation in excess of £5m has been agreed between the two clubs for the 60-year-old.
What made Sarri’s departure unique among the 13 that have now occurred since 2003 is that he … left. He didn’t get sacked, he just left.
Sarri will now manage the Juventus team with likes of the great players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Georgio Chiellini, Paulo Dybala
The Italian surpassed all expectations in his first season at Chelsea by finishing third in the Premier League, reaching the final of the League Cup and winning a European trophy
Maurizio made it clear how strongly he desired to return to his native country
Former Chelsea legendary midfielder Lampard, 40, is currently the manager of Derby County.
Lampard would have to contend with the loss of Eden Hazard to Real Madrid as well as the two-window transfer ban.