The Bianconeri have housed some of the most coveted managers over the years, and when the former AC Milan manager Massimiliano Allegri was shown the door after a long stint, the replacement dragged in was the former Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri. After a mixed campaign with Chelsea, the Italian was lured into returning to his homeland of Italy. While his decision to switch allegiances didn’t sit well with the Napoli faithful, the former banker and non-league coach turned his dream into reality by lifting the prestigious Serie A in his first season. The story ended on a sour note when the Italian lost his job. After almost three months since his sacking, Why has Maurizio Sarri not left Juventus yet?
Why has Maurizio Sarri not left Juventus yet?
To understand the complexities surrounding the situation, it’s of paramount importance to comprehend the club’s objectives.
The Unsurmountable task
After having failed numerous times to replicate their past Champions league glories, the Turin based club found the necessity to react with the appointment of a coach who could finally end the drought. The former Europa League winner with Chelsea in 2018-19 took over from the Allegri. Allegri’s tactics were construed to be rigid and a barrier towards making the club an attractive prospect in the global market.
The lack the pressing and urgency in Allegri’s system was one of the other reasons for his departure from the club. The lack of a Champions League title further did more bad than good, although the Italian tactician managed to guide the club to two champions league finals. The incoming manager faced a similar pressure to deliver the long-awaited European throne. When the 36-time Italian champions failed to establish dominance over Europe again, the end was near for the new manager.
The controversial decision
The old lady’s decision to sack another manager after a league title win was controversial, to say the least. The situation that followed further exacerbated the problem, as the former manager still remains on the payroll. So why has Sarri not left the Italian giants yet?
The undying conflict
The situation revolves around Sarri’s compensation package worth 2.5 million Euros, which the Bianconeri are hesitant to pay. The Italian remains perseverant on winning the ongoing battle, while the club are equally as determined to fight. At the moment, Sarri’s career remains on hold for the foreseeable future.
What’s next for Sarri?
His time at Juventus will probably be treated as an afterthought by the club officials, but it has paved the way for more passionate, and underrated tacticians to manage clubs in the football world. The Italian remains a popular choice for a host of clubs in his home country. Only time will tell where the former Serie D coach will end up.
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