Report: Sarri requests release from Chelsea contract

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Last week, Maurizio Sarri claimed, “I deserve to stay at Chelsea,” though perhaps his follow-up could have been, “But I’m not sure Chelsea deserve to have me.”

A season of criticism which ultimately included a Europa League win, third place in the league, and a League Cup Final loss to Man City in penalty kicks has the Chelsea boss ready to leave London after one season.

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According to Sky Sports, Sarri has asked to be released from his contract.

From Sky Sports:

However, amid interest from Serie A champions Juventus, Sarri held talks with Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia on Friday and she promised to talk to the club’s owner Roman Abramovich about his future.

His tenure began with delays, as Chelsea negotiated Sarri’s departure from Napoli and left Antonio Conte‘s future in the lurch.

Now the Juventus job is open, and a club which is yearning for a Champions League win sees a man who fared quite well in Europe this season.