Sarri Finally Explains Why He Left For Juventus. Thanks Chelsea For Letting Him Go

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Former Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri has now been presented to the media as the new Juventus boss.

Sarri decided to quit his role as Chelsea boss just weeks after guiding the club to success in the Europa League and a third place finish in the Premier League.

During his first press conference as Juventus boss, Sarri revealed that the Premier League was a great experience but admitted in the latter half of the season, he felt the need to return to Italy.

Sarri also revealed being Juventus boss is the crowning moment of his career and thanked Chelsea for letting him go.

Sarri said: “The negotiations with Chelsea lasted less than a month. We all had clear ideas from the start, but you have to respect a contract and two big clubs.

“I thank Chelsea for their stance, as Marina Granovskaia confirmed herself one of the best directors out there.

“The Premier League was a great experience, but in the latter half, I felt professional and personal needs to return to Italy.

“Juventus gave me that opportunity and it’s the crowning moment of a career that for 80 per cent of it was extremely tough.

“When Juventus contacted me, the feeling was strong. I’ve never seen a club so determined to get a coach in my 30 years here and that is what convinced me.”

Meanwhile, Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia has revealed while the club let Sarri leave for Juventus.

On Sarri’s decision to leave Chelsea, director Marina 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.”

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