Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri 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 is understood to have informed the Chelsea board of his intention to join Juventus during a meeting on Friday and the Blues will demand a compensation fee of £5 million from Juventus.
Sarri has now spoken about his desire to return to his native Italy. Sarri revealed that for Italians there is always an attraction to return home.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Sarri said: “For us Italians the call of home is strong.
“Feel that something is missing. It has been a heavy year. I begin to feel the weight of distant friends, elderly parents I rarely see.”
Meanwhile, Juventus fans are unhappy with their club’s decision to make Sarri their next manager following the departure of Max Allegri.
The hashtag #SarriOut is trending in Italy as fans vent their frustrations at the potential arrival of Sarri at Juventus.
One fan wrote on Twitter: “We want Pep. Sarri, with his abusive, anti-sporting, rude and homophobic behaviour does not represent us or can ever represent society.”
Another wrote: “He practically threw s*** at us for three years and now he’s training us?”
One other tweet read: “With Sarri I wouldn’t even pass the time of day with him let alone eat a pizza with him. He’s vulgar, rude, sexist and communist.”
And another said: “I have not yet made my subscription to Sky football just to see who will be the next coach in case it’s Sarri. I don’t think I’ll renew, I don’t want you at Juve.”
So Sarri isn’t wanted by Chelsea fans and also by Juventus fans.