Maurizio Sarri had never won a major trophy before, having spent much of his career in Italy’s lower leagues

Maurizio Sarri has left Chelsea to become manager of Serie A champions Juventus on a three-year deal.

Sarri, who joined the Blues from Napoli in July 2018, led them to third in the Premier League and won the Europa League in his one season in charge.

It is understood a compensation fee in excess of £5m has been agreed between the two clubs for the 60-year-old.

Sarri will replace fellow Italian Massimiliano Allegri, who left Juventus at the end of last season.

“In talks we had following the Europa League final, Maurizio made it clear how strongly he desired to return to his native country, explaining that his reasons for wanting to return to work in Italy were significant,” said Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia.

CompetitionPlayedWonDrawnLostGoals forGoals againstWin %
Premier League382198633955.2%
FA Cup32015266.6%
Carabao Cup64118566.6%
Europa League151230361080%
Community Shield1001020%