The Malta Independent 13 November 2019, Wednesday

Sarri: Becoming Juventus coach is a 'crowning achievement'

Associated Press Thursday, 20 June 2019, 11:45 Last update: about 6 months ago

Maurizio Sarri says that becoming the coach of Juventus is the "crowning achievement of a long and difficult career."

Sarri was presented Thursday after signing a three-year contract with the club that has won Serie A for the last eight seasons.

Sarri says that he left Chelsea after only one season because he "felt a need to return to Italy."

He succeeds Massimiliano Allegri, who guided Juventus to five straight Italian titles but was unable to bring home the most desired trophy — the Champions League — despite two runner-up finishes in the top European competition.

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Sarri reportedly has a massive bonus in his contract if he leads Juventus to the elusive European title.

He says, "I've never seen a club so determined to hire a coach and that convinced me right away."

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