ITALY – Juventus have sacked their manager, Maurizio Sarri after their exit from the Champions League at the hands of Lyon on Friday night.

Juventus made the announcement in a statement via the club’s official website on Saturday.

Juventus was eliminated from the Champions League last-16 second leg tie on an away goal rule against Lyon after a 2-2 draw aggregate.

Lyon won the first leg 1-0 in France back in February, while Juventus won the second leg 2-1 in Turin, thanks to Cristiano Ronaldo’s brace.

The statement reads: “Juventus Football Club announces that Maurizio Sarri has been relieved of his post as coach of the First Team.

“The club would like to thank the coach for writing a new page in Juventus history with the victory of the ninth consecutive Scudetto, the culmination of a personal journey that led him to climb all the categories of Italian football.”