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Maurizio Sarri’s time at Chelsea is reportedly up, and the Italian is on the verge of taking over the manager’s job at Juventus after just one season at Stamford Bridge in which he guided Chelsea to success in the Europa League and third place in the Premier League.
Sarri has spent only one season at Chelsea, and is fed up with life at Stamford Bridge as he seeks a return to Italy.
Sarri has reportedly moved out of his Cobham home in anticipation of a move to Turin, with reports claiming Juventus have already agreed a £6.2million-a-year deal with Sarri.
It was reported earlier that Sarri has been cleared by Chelsea to join Juventus on a three-year contract but it seems the Italian is having problems leaving Chelsea for Juventus.
Empoli president Fabrizio Corsi has revealed that Sarri is angry with Chelsea and has been grumbling about the club’s refusal to let him go.
“Sarri is having problems getting away from Chelsea,” his old Empoli President Corsi told Telelombardia.
“He’s grumbling now and is a bit pessimistic, we heard from him this morning, but Juve told me on Saturday that they trust it’ll be done soon.
“That was Saturday, now it’s Wednesday. I hope for everyone’s sake this gets resolved.”
Former Chelsea star Gus Poyet has hailed Sarri’s achievement at Chelsea and wants the Italian to remain at the club.
“Sarri, for me, has done very well,” Poyet told talkSport.
“I know we talked earlier in the season about the style of football, about Sarriball, blah, blah, blah.
“But at the end of the day, he finished third behind the two best teams for many, many years in the Premier League, he won the Europa League and was in the final of the League Cup, which they lost on penalties. So it wasn’t that bad.
“I’m not sure whether it’s Chelsea that want him to leave, or he himself wants to leave.
“It looks to me that he’s had enough of the criticism for the job he’s done and actually he is the one who wants to leave.
“Me? I want Sarri to stay. Having the results they’ve had, I think it’s a good option to have him for another year. But I’ve got a feeling that it’s him who has had enough. I hope not, though.”