On Sunday, Serie A champions Juventus announced that Maurizio Sarri had left Chelsea to become their new manager.
The 60-year-old ex-Napoli tutor signed a three-year deal with the Old Lady to replace a departed Massimiliano Allegri.
Freekick442 understands, as according to online sources that Juventus paid Chelsea a fee in the region of £5m in compensation for Sarri’s contract that still had a year left to it.
He had earlier on noted that form them as Italians, a call home is always a strong one, indicating that he would be leaving England after just one year in the Premier League.
“In talks we had following the Europa League final, Maurizio made it clear how strongly he desired to return to his native country, explaining that his reasons for wanting to return to work in Italy were significant,” said Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia.
“He also believed it important to be nearer his family, and for the well-being of his elderly parents he felt he needed to live closer to them at this point.”
Sarri, who guided the Blues to a Europa League title triumph in May arrived at the club in 2018 and now becomes the ninth full-time manager to leave Stamford Bridge under the ownership of Roman Ambramovich who acquired the club in 2003.
It’s understood that the Chelsea have now turned to Derby manager and former player Frank Lampard to fill the vacant managerial position after Allegri said he would be taking a year out of management.