Juventus have sacked Maurizio Sarri just after one season with them following their Champions League elimination.
Sarri led Juventus to their ninth successive Scudetto but both club fans and hierarchy were unimpressed by the 61year-old’s performance in charge of the club.
And the Italian manager who formerly was in charge of Premier League side Chelsea was axed just a day after being eliminated early out of the Champions League by Lyon.
The club made an offical announcement after a crisis meeting was held according to reports from Daily Mail with Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane tipped to be the no.1 replacement for the Italian and also former Tottenham Hotspur boss Pochettino also contacted about the availability of the job.
On their offical website Juventus posted: ‘Juventus Football Club announces that Maurizio Sarri has been relieved of his post as coach of the First Team.
The club would like to thank the coach for having written a new page in Juventus’ history with the victory of the ninth-consecutive championship, the culmination of a personal journey that led him to climb all the divisions of Italian football.’
Juventus are keen to bring Zidane who played 212 games for them back to Turin but it will not be easy as the Frenchman is still tied on contract with the Los Blancos.
But Mauricio Pochettino who is out of work after leaving Spurs will be available and reports claim he will be the first man to be interviewed for the vacancy.
Former manager Allegri and Simone Inzaghi have also been linked with the Juventus job.