Juventus have sacked manager Maurizio Sarri
Juventus have sacked manager Maurizio Sarri Image Credit: Reuters

Juventus have sacked head coach Maurizio Sarri following the club's departure from the Uefa Champions League.

Juventus defeated Lyon 2-1 in the round-of-16 second-leg of Europe's elite competition but failed to secure a place in the quarter-finals as the French sid eprogresed on away goals.

"Juventus Football Club announces that Maurizio Sarri has been relieved of his post as coach of the First Team," Juventus said in an official statement.

"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," he added.

Juventus were crowned champions of Italy for a ninth successive season after beating Sampdoria 2-0 at the Allianz Stadium on July 26. But the side picked up only two victories from their final eight matches of the season.

Juventus finished the 2019-20 Serie A season with 83 points and this is the lowest number of points the side registered in the last decade. They had also conceded more goals (43) than in any of their previous eight title successes. Juventus also lost both the Italian Super Cup and Coppa Italia finals under Sarri.