Maurizio Sarri: Chelsea confirm Italian's departure

Maurizio Sarri: Chelsea confirm Italian's departure

- Maurizio Sarri has departed Chelsea

- The Blues confirmed the news on their official website

- The Italian spent just a season in the Premier League

Premier League giants Chelsea have confirmed they have parted ways with their manager Maurizio Sarri this summer after just one year in charge of the club.

The Italian born tactician guided the Blues to their second Europa League title following their 4-1 win over Arsenal in Baku in May.

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Sarri replaced Antonio Conte last summer after signing a three-year deal with the club.

He is now headed back to his home country to become the next Juventus manager after agreeing to replace Max Allegri.

"The two clubs reached an agreement for the early termination of Sarri’s contract with Chelsea FC which had two years left to run and is ending at his request," Chelsea said in a statement.

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"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," the statement concluded.

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Meanwhile, Chelsea legend, Frank Lampard could now be in line to replace Sarri at Stamford Bridge after reportedly holding talks with Roman Abramovich.

Abramovich, is now understood to have taken up the responsibility of finding the Italian's successor and has since held talks with Lampard over the role.

According to a UK Metro report, the Russian oligarch phoned the Chelsea legend and discussed the 40-year-old's potential return to Stamford Bridge.

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