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Parma chief Carli: Sarri no failure; easier for Juventus to sack him than change 5 players

Parma sporting director Marcello Carli insists Maurizio Sarri was no failure at Juventus.

Sarri led Juve to the Scudetto in his first season in charge, but lost his job after failure in the Champions League.

Carli told TMW: "That he failed at Juve is a very questionable point of view ... I see it in a very different way: he won a championship with the pandemic and all the rest and he also won it well. In the Champions League he went out against Olympique Lyon because of the first leg and that one, yes, they got it wrong. But his Juve certainly didn't seem like a team of pilgrims.

"I think Juventus sacked him because they realised that it was easier to change Sarri than 4-5 players. In the end, the transfer market is difficult for everyone, even for Juve, and they will have realised that with Maurizio's characteristics they did not match the characteristics of the team.

"I don't know what Juve's choices are ... But to say that he did not do a good job does not agree with me. We have not seen that choral game that he has in head, perhaps the characteristics of the Juve players did not best suit his idea of football but this is a different story.

"The last year at Napoli he closed with 91 points, went to Chelsea and won the Europa League, then at Juventus he won the championship. If that means not doing well..."

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