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Maurizio Sarri left Chelsea to become Juventus boss just weeks after guiding the club to a third place finish and success in the Europa League.
Chelsea agreed to release Maurizio Sarri to Juventus after agreeing a compensation package that could worth over £5million.
According to The Telegraph, Juventus will have to pay more than £5million if certain bonuses are met while the 60-year-old is in charge. The final figure could be as high as £8million
This is the first time since Roman Abramovich bought Chelsea that the Blues are having to receive a compensation for the exit of a manager.
Roman Abramovich has paid out more than £90million in compensation to sacked managers since taking over the club in 2003.
The Blues have identified Frank Lampard as Sarri’s replacement and won’t have to break the bank to appoint the Chelsea legend.
According to reports, Derby will demand a compensation fee of £4million for the release of Lampard from his contract.
The compensation fee received from Juventus for Sarri will come in handy in the appointment of Lampard and the Blues will make at least £1 million from the managerial change.
Meanwhile, Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia has revealed Sarri requested to leave Chelsea to return to Italy after guiding Chelsea to Europa League success.
On Sarri’s decision to leave Chelsea, Granovskaia said: “In talks we had following the Europa League final, Maurizio made it clear how strongly he desired to return to his native country, explaining that his reasons for wanting to return to work in Italy were significant.
“He also believed it important to be nearer his family, and for the well-being of his elderly parents he felt he needed to live closer to them at this point.
“Maurizio leaves Chelsea with thanks from us all for the work he and his assistants did during the season he spent as our head coach, and for winning the Europa League, guiding us to another cup final and a third-place finish in the Premier League.
“We would also like to congratulate him on securing the role as big as any in Serie A and to wish him the best of luck for the future.”