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Juventus chief Andrea Agnelli rebuffs Maurizio Sarri exit rumors
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Juventus chief Andrea Agnelli rebuffs Maurizio Sarri exit rumors

Juventus manager Maurizio Sarri will continue as the club boss after receiving the backing of club president Andrea Agnelli.

Sarri has been under pressure after allowing Inter and Lazio in the league title race with reports suggesting that Massimiliano Allegri could make a sensational return to the Allianz Stadium while Pep Guardiola has also been linked with Sarri's position.

Agnelli, however, has rebuffed the claims saying that Sarri will complete his three-year deal at the club after an excellent start in Turin.

“We are very happy with Sarri. We have a strategy with him for the three years and the strength of an idea can be seen in the continuation of time. We wanted Sarri and we took Sarri.

“The first half of the season has been excellent. First in the league, (we are) in the knockout stages of the Champions League and in the semi-finals of the Italian Cup,” Agnelli told Italian radio station Radio24.

Former boss Antonio Conte has also been linked with the job too but Agnelli added that there was no chance of him returning at the club.

“Conte is a symbol of Juventus; he has won multiple Scudetti and the Champions League. Conte is Juventus from this point of view. We have a peaceful relationship with him, but we are professional,” he added.

Juventus face Lyon in the UEFA Champions League last 16 and are currently leading the Serie A log with 60 points; just a point above second-placed Lazio and six points above third-placed Inter who have played a game less.