By Joshua Walters
Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has reportedly agreed terms with Italian Serie A champions Juventus to replace departing manager Massimiliano Allegri.
Previously, it was reported that Manchester City trainer Pep Guardiola was going to fill the vacant space at the Turin club, but the Spanish tactician debunked the claims and stressed that he will still remain the Citizens’ manager.
But it is claimed, Sarri has given the green light to Juventus to succeed Allegri next season in the Italian Serie A.
Sarri’s future currently remains uncertain at Stamford Bridge despite securing a Champions League spot and also reaching two cup finals; the Carabao cup and Europa League against Arsenal on Wednesday at Baku.
Both Antonio Conte and Jose Mourinho were linked with the job but Sarri’s impressive run during his spell with Napoli has made him favourite ahead of the two managers.
According to SNAI sportnews, Sarri is expected to earn £6.1million a year on a three-year contract with the deal set to be officially announced after the Europa League final.
The former Napoli manager came under severe criticism form some quarters of the Chelsea fans as they questioned his approach to games with many linking their wobbling season to his philosophy described as ‘Sarri Ball’.
SNAI sportnews understands that Sarri will have a package talk with Chelsea hierarchy after the Europa League final as a way to force his exit from the club.
Having been a trophy-cursed manager, Sarri will have the chance to win his first piece of silverware in the dugouts when his side take on Arsenal in the Europa League final.
With Frank Lampard tipped as a replacement for Sarri, his future at Chelsea will be concluded after the all-English showdown on Wednesday.