Juventus fire Sarri after surprising Champions League failure
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Juventus didn't waste any time reacting to Friday's dispiriting Champions League exit.

The Serie A champions made the swift decision to fire manager Maurizio Sarri after being ousted from the competition by Lyon in the last-16 stage.

"The club would like to thank the coach for having written a new page in Juventus' history with the victory of the ninth-consecutive championship," read a statement from the team.

Sarri might not be the only casualty of Friday's surprising failure. Di Marzio notes that Chief Football Officer Fabio Paratici, Juventus' transfer guru, is also in danger of being replaced.

Sarri's sacking comes after a whirlwind first - and only - season in Turin.

The 61-year-old was a surprise selection when hired ahead of the campaign, with the club desperate for his more expansive playing style to translate into Champions League success.

Instead, the Juventus squad never really got to grips with Sarri's tactics.

Despite winning a ninth consecutive Scudetto, frailty in defense resulted in the Bianconeri conceding a whopping 43 goals in Serie A, ultimately claiming the title by a single point over Inter Milan.

The club's haul of 83 points was its fewest since the 2010-11 season.

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