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Saturday August 8 2020
Reports: Juventus sack Sarri

Reports are growing that Maurizio Sarri’s time at Juventus is up, with a crisis meeting called, Mauricio Pochettino, Zinedine Zidane and Simone Inzaghi contacted.

Multiple sources now suggest the decision has been made and the coach informed, with a statement expected imminently.

Last night’s Champions League exit at the Round of 16 stage to Olympique Lyonnais proved the final straw for a campaign that has been consistently below expectations.

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Saturday August 8 2020
Report: Juventus contact Pochettino

Juventus have already contacted Mauricio Pochettino to ask if he’ll replace Maurizio Sarri in Turin, claim Sportitalia, after their Champions League exit.

Influential transfer expert Alfredo Pedullà claims the club is in full flow to find a new coach following the defeat on away goals to Lyon in the Round of 16.

It’s claimed Pochettino is not only the hot favourite, but an initial contact has already been made to see if he is up for the challenge.

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Saturday August 8 2020
Zidane, Pochettino or Inzaghi for Juve?

Following the Champions League exit, Juventus are reportedly looking at replacements for Maurizio Sarri, including Zinedine Zidane, Mauricio Pochettino and Simone Inzaghi.

The Bianconeri crashed out of Europe’s premier competition at the Round of 16 phase, unable to overturn the 1-0 first leg defeat to Olympique Lyonnais.

They won 2-1 in Turin on Friday night, but it was not enough to avoid elimination on away goals.

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Saturday August 8 2020
Juve's Champions League curse continues

Juventus failed in Europe yet again, this time eliminated by a tactically-astute Lyon, but Elio Salerno saw problems that extend far beyond just Maurizio Sarri.

It was another night of misery in the Champions League for Juventus, as The Old Lady were again sent packing in Europe’s elite football competition. The feeling of disappointment will be overwhelming for Juventini, but what will perhaps hurt the most is that this latest elimination is not at all surprising.

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Friday August 7 2020
Agnelli: 'Juve will evaluate everything'

Juventus President Andrea Agnelli backed his directors, coach Maurizio Sarri and Cristiano Ronaldo, but ‘the Champions League has to be an objective and we’ll take a few days to evaluate everything.’

The Bianconeri crashed out of the Champions League in the Round of 16, losing on away goals after a 2-2 aggregate draw with Olympique Lyonnais, a side that finished seventh in Ligue 1 this term.

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Friday August 7 2020
Sarri: 'I expected less from Juventus'

Maurizio Sarri surprisingly said he ‘expected less’ from Juventus after their Champions League exit to Lyon. ‘I thought we put in a great performance this evening.’

The Bianconeri had lost the first leg 1-0 in France back in February and that was ultimately too big an obstacle to overcome.

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Friday August 7 2020
Paratici: 'No alibis at Juventus'

Juventus director Fabio Paratici stands up for Maurizio Sarri ahead of the Champions League decider with Lyon. ‘Nobody here clings to alibis or excuses.’

It kicks off at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT), click here for the line-ups and LIVEBLOG.

The first leg ended 1-0 for the French side back in February, so the Bianconeri must win by two clear goals to reach the Champions League Final Eight in Portugal.

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Friday August 7 2020
Tardelli: 'Juve stupid to sack Sarri'

Marco Tardelli concedes Champions League elimination to Lyon tonight would be ‘a disaster,’ but still not enough for Juventus to fire Maurizio Sarri.

The Bianconeri have a 1-0 first leg defeat to overturn in tonight’s Round of 16 clash, which kicks off at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT).

“Elimination from the Round of 16 would be a sporting disaster for everyone, not just Sarri,” Tardelli told La Gazzetta dello Sport newspaper.

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Thursday August 6 2020
Sarri: 'Juve will have already decided on me'

Maurizio Sarri admits Juventus will be ‘forced to play a game that most suits’ Lyon’s counter-attacking approach, but insists the Bianconeri will have 'already decided' his future.

The first leg ended 1-0 for the French side in February and the Champions League Round of 16 decider is behind closed doors in Turin on Friday at 20.00 UK time (19.00 GMT).

“We need a great performance, certainly. Lyon have evolved and become far more solid since moving to three at the back, playing with density in midfield and also pace on the counter.

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Thursday August 6 2020
Jorginho agent: 'No direct Juve contact'

Jorginho had ‘no direct contact’ with Maurizio Sarri about a potential move to Juventus, said the Chelsea man’s agent. ‘Only if the directors can find an agreement, then I can talk about it.’

The rumours continue to swirl around that Jorginho will reunite with Sarri again, following their time together at Napoli and Stamford Bridge.

“Sarri has never called Jorginho personally to talk about Juventus,” agent Joao Santos told Radio Kiss Kiss.

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