Sarri was like an uncomfortable visitor at Juventus – Tacchinardi
Maurizio Sarri was like an uncomfortable visitor at Juventus and his sacking was not a shock, Alessio Tacchinardi says.
Sarri was dismissed on Saturday following Juve’s Champions League elimination by the hands of Lyon lower than 24 hours earlier.
The 61-year-old secured Juve’s ninth Serie A title in a row in his solely season in cost however misplaced the Coppa Italia last to Napoli, whereas issues instilling his model into the squad had prompted considerations about his long-term suitability to the position.
In that regard, Tacchinardi doesn’t consider it was merely Friday’s 2-1 win over Lyon – which noticed the Ligue 1 facet progress to the Champions League quarter-finals on away targets – that compelled Juve to make a change.
Tacchinardi additionally feels Juve’s squad planning left Sarri short-handed, with 21-year-old striker Marco Olivieri having been thrown on within the closing minutes for his Champions League debut as they desperately sought a 3rd purpose.
“I hadn’t obtained any indicators from Turin, however I don’t suppose this defeat was needed for Sarri to be sacked,” the previous midfielder, who received six Serie A titles and the 1996 Champions League with the Bianconeri, advised TMW Radio.
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“He at all times appeared like a visitor who didn’t really feel comfy. At Napoli, he was a frontrunner.
“There have been many gamers in a precarious situation yesterday. Juve received formally however the one received who truly received was [Cristiano] Ronaldo.
“With all due respect to Olivieri, to suppose Juve let somebody like [Mario] Mandzukic go makes you suppose.”
Actual Madrid head coach and former Juve midfielder Zinedine Zidane is taken into account one of many favourites to exchange Sarri, together with Lazio boss Simone Inzaghi and former Tottenham man Mauricio Pochettino.
There’s additionally hypothesis Italy coach Roberto Mancini may very well be provided the place.
“Between Mancini and Zidane, I’d favor the Frenchman,” Tacchinardi mentioned. “He is aware of Juve and is aware of how you can be revered, however Mancini can be okay, too. I feel the nationwide crew coach might come.”
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