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Maurizio Sarri is the new Juventus coach

Juventus have officially appointed Maurizio Sarri as their new coach after his departure from Chelsea was confirmed.

The 60-year-old had only joined Chelsea last year but negotiations via agent Fali Ramadani, the same man who ensured he was released from his Napoli contract, ensured an early end to his time in England.

There are no details on how much compensation Juve are paying for this release, as Italian sources put it at £1.1m and English papers at £5m.

Sarri will replace Max Allegri, the boss who narrowly pipped him and Napoli to the Scudetto in 2018.

Roma Hit Back At Totti Comments

Francesco Totti Farewell

Roma released a statement after Francesco Totti’s explosive Press conference, calling his “perceptions of the club both fanciful and far from reality.”

The former captain resigned from the club and rejected the offer to become technical director, and the news about the departure of a club legend will have hugely upset Roma fans, and the club responded following his departure, insisting they are ‘extremely disappointed’.

‘The club is extremely disappointed to learn that Francesco Totti has announced that he has decided to leave the club and not take up the position of Technical Director of AS Roma. We offered this role to him after Monchi’s exit, for which we were awaiting his answer.

Roma Legend Resigns From Club

Francesco Totti

Francesco Totti says that leaving Roma ‘is like dying’ as the club’s legendary former captain announced he is leaving his role as technical director.

The 42-year-old addressed the media on Monday afternoon in an 85-minute press conference where he explained why he had decided to bring to an end his 30-year relationship with the club.

Totti said it was a day he ‘hoped never would have come’ but in the end he made the decision having become marginalized behind the scenes by president James Pallotta.

Conte Tells Mauro Icardi To Leave Inter

Antonio Conte just will not learn from my mistakes. Two summers ago he famously texted striker Diego Costa that he had no future at the club, a decision that cost Chelsea tens of millions of pounds in lost wages and transfer fees.

According to La Repubblica, Conte has just taken the same approach with Mauro Icardi, telling the former Inter striker that his future is away from the Giuseppe Meazza Stadium.

In a call last week between Conte and Icardi’s agent, Wanda Nara told the new Inter boss of Mauro’s desire to remain at the club and that he considers the former Chelsea manager an excellent coach.

Paul Pogba Juventus

Paul Pogba is reportedly open to a Juventus return, but they must sell Joao Cancelo, Douglas Costa, Juan Cuadrado, Mario Mandzukic and Mattia Perin first in order to afford the midfielder..

The World Cup winning is unhappy at the way he is treated at Manchester United, both within the club itself and by fans and media.

He frequently visits Turin, most recently in May to attend Andrea Barzagli’s retirement party, which was also part of the Scudetto celebrations.

According to the Corriere dello Sport, Pogba has given Juve the all-clear for a return just three years after his €105m transfer, but funds need to be raised.

Fifteen of the top Italian clubs oppose Champions League reforms pushed by Juventus chairman Andrea Agnelli to close off entries to the competition.

Italy joins the other big-five leagues in England, Spain, Germany and France whose members opposed the ECA plan.

The plan seeks guarantees for 24 of 32 Champions League group teams to return the following season. That would reduce end-of-season intrigue in domestic leagues.

According to the 15 Italian sides, the plans – which consist of promotion and relegation in European competitions – could lead to a decrease of as much as 35 percent in Serie A revenues.

Paulo Fonseca Roma Manager

Roma have officially appointed former Shakhtar Donetsk boss Paulo Fonseca as their new Coach.

The 46-year-old had been in Ukraine since 2016 and was due to remain until June 2020, but he negotiated an early exit after Roma came calling.

There was a gentleman’s agreement with Shakhtar to release Fonseca after he won three consecutive League and Cup trophies, plus the 2017-18 Ukrainian Super Cup.

His previous clubs include Pacos Ferreira, Porto and Braga, where he won the Portuguese Super Cup and Portuguese Cup.

Fonseca has impressed with his all-out-attack style of play and has a fondness for the high press.

AC Milan 2019 USA Preseason Tour

Rightly regarded as European royalty, seven-time European Cup winners AC Milan will be returning to America this summer to play in the 2019 edition of the International Champions Cup.

The Rossoneri will meet Bayern Munich in Kansas City before traveling east to Boston where they will meet Portuguese side Benfica. From there, Milan will travel to Cardiff Wales to meet Manchester United in another glamor friendly.

“It is the sixth time we participate in this beautiful summer competition” said Daniele Massaro during the event in New York

Roma Heading Back To The US This Summer

Roma are heading back to the US this summer, where they will once again participate in the International Champions Cup (ICC).

Roma will kick off their US preseason tour against Mexican side Guadalajara on July 17 at the Seatgeek Stadium in Bridgeview.

The Giallorossi then face Arsenal at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium, prior to ending their participation on July 25 against Benfica at the Red Bull Arena in Harrison.

The US tour will be the first introduction to fans for new Roam coach Paulo Fonseca. Fonseca, who led Ukrainian club Shakhtar to the league and cup double three years in a row between 2016 and 2019, replaces Claudio Ranieri, who was appointed in March on a temporary basis until the end of the season.

Simone Inzaghi Lazio

Simone Inzaghi has signed a new contract with Lazio after being linked with replacing Massimiliano Allegri as Juventus manager.

Inzaghi reveals he turned down offers from Italy and abroad, because he wanted to “open a new era with even more conviction” at Lazio.

“I wanted to take a moment to reflect, as after three years in this job, I had to clear my head,” Inzaghi told the Corriere dello Sport.

“I consider myself to be a reliable person, a professional, so I don’t want to take anyone for a ride. Mentally, I needed to close off the era we started in 2016 and then, eventually, open a new era with even more conviction.