Serie A champions Juventus have sacked manager Maurizio Sarri after just one year in charge. Sarri, 61, was brought in last summer to replace Max Allegri, who left to take some time away from football. Sarri was able to keep up the Juventus tradition of winning Serie A, leading the club to their ninth title in a row, but like so many before him he fell short in Europe. Juventus were dumped out of the Champions League last-16 by Lyon on Friday evening with club president Andrea Agnelli saying they would take a few days to "evaluate" their options. However, the Turin club have now announced that Sarri has been relieved of his duties. "Juventus Football Club announces that Maurizio Sarri has been relieved of his post as coach of the First Team," the statement read. "The club would like to thank the coach for having written a new page in Juventus' history with the victory of the ninth-consecutive championship, the culmination of a personal journey that led him to climb all the divisions of Italian football." Former Juventus midfielder Zinedine Zidane is being linked to his old club. Zidane's Real Madrid side were knocked out of the Champions League as well on Friday night but after the match Zidane said he will stay in Spain until it's taken out of his hands. вЂњI am here. I am the Real Madrid coach unless something happens.вЂќ The Frenchman said after the defeat to Manchester City. Mauricio Pochettino, who has been out of work since being sacked by Tottenham Hotspur in the autumn, is also being mentioned as a possible option. Aside from those two reports are also saying that the club will consider Lazio boss Simone Inzaghi, Italian national team manager Roberto Mancini and the club's former midfielder Andrea Pirlo, who was recently hired as the team's U-23 coach.
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