efe-epaBologna, Italy

Italian coach Maurizio Sarri has been appointed as Juventus' new manager after leading Chelsea to win the Europa League title, the eight-time Serie A defending champion announced Sunday.

"The Tuscan coach has joined the Bianconeri after a year in England with Chelsea, penning in a three-year contract," the Italian team said in a statement on its website.

Sarri, who led Napoli for three seasons before joining Chelsea, will take the helm replacing Massimiliano Allegri, who parted ways with Juve at the end of the 2018/2019 season.

During his five-year spell at Juve, Allergi steered the team to win five Serie A titles, four Italian Cups and two Italian Super Cups as well as leading it to the UEFA Champions League final twice but had to settle for the runner-up spot on both occasions. EFE

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