Maurizio Sarri will be staying on at Juventus, confirms club officer

Maurizio Sarri will be staying on as head coach of Juventus next season, says club’s chief football officer Fabio Paratici. The former Chelsea and Napoli boss arrived at the Bianconeri last summer and was expected to have the Italian giants play ‘attractive’ football, but has often received criticism for the club’s precarious form in the Serie A.

Sarri’s side failed to win in their last three league games before beating Lazio 2-1 on Monday. While the win on the Romans has made Juventus take a giant step towards the Serie A title, rumours were clear that Juventus was considering to sack Sarri at the end of the season. However, Paratici has now confirmed that Sarri will be there next season.

“The talk is all in the media,” he told Sky Sport Italia. “I’ve been here for 10 years [and] we have been top of the table basically for nine of them non-stop. We won trophies with Allegri over five years, Serie A and Super Cups. Yet every time after a draw, even a win, we’ve always had internal meetings. We’re used to the speculation, we laugh about it. Without a doubt, Sarri will be the Juventus coach next season.”