Chelsea had to pay Napoli a fortune to free Maurizio Sarri from his Napoli contract and bring him to Stamford Bridge. And now, Juventus are also keen on signing up the Italian to make him their manager next season.
Massimiliano Allegri is stepping down as Juventus boss after five seasons in charge and the Italian champions are keen to replace him with Sarri who had a good spell with Napoli before leaving the Naples club.
After Juventus final game of the season, Allegri told the press: “I’m not especially looking for a year off.
“I’ll only take a sabbatical if I have to. Otherwise my plan is to find a project that convinces me. Life is full of surprises and you need to be ready for everything.
“I train with joy and fun, because if I’m not persuaded by the squad at my disposal, I try changing things around, moving players into new positions and trying something different, otherwise I get bored.”
Juventus vice-chairman Pavel Nedved is on the hunt for a replacement for Allegri, and insisted that the club won’t be in a hurry to appoint a replacement.
“There will be some evaluations, we are in no rush and can take our time,” Nedved told Sky Sports Italia.
“It won’t be easy, we know this era can never be repeated, so it’ll be even more difficult.
“So far, we were evaluating what to do with Max, so did not contact any other coaches. We have ideas, including some pretty clear ones, but have made no decisions.”
Reports now claim that Juve have reportedly made ‘first contact’ with Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri in the hope that he will take over from the out-going Max Allegri in Turin.
Sarri is said to be interested in the Juventus job if Chelsea no longer want him. The Italian was rumoured to be close to a sack midway through the season, and he has failed to get along with the Chelsea fans, and the press in England have also been highly critical of his managerial approach.
According to reports, Sarri has made it clear that he wants a quick decision on his future amid rumours the club have already decided to sack him after the Europa League final.