BREAKING: Juventus Sack Sarri after Champions League exit to Lyon

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Maurizio Sarri has lost his job as manager of Juventus after their exit from the Champions League at the hands of Lyon on Friday night.

Juventus made the announcement in a statement via the club’s official website on Saturday.

Juventus was eliminated from the Champions League last-16 second leg tie on an away goal rule against Lyon after a 2-2 draw aggregate.

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Lyon won the first leg 1-0 in France back in February, while Juventus won the second leg 2-1 in Turin, thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo’s brace.

The statement reads: “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 writing a new page in Juventus history with the victory of the ninth consecutive Scudetto, the culmination of a personal journey that led him to climb all the categories of Italian football.”

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Meanwhile, Lazio manager Simone Inzaghi is among the front-runners to replace Sarri after guiding his team to fourth in the table and Champions League qualification for the first time in 13 years.

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