Twitter Reacts as Juventus Sack Maurizio Sarri Following Champions League Exit

Maurizio Sarri
Maurizio Sarri has been sacked following the Champions League exit to Lyon | Alessandro Sabattini/Getty Images

Winning a league title just isn't good enough nowadays, is it?

Maurizio Sarri has sensationally been sacked by Juventus following Friday night's calamitous and premature exit from the Champions League.

I Bianconeri beat French outfit Lyon 2-1 on the night, but that result meant the Italian champions were dumped out of the competition on away goals in the Round of 16. With that, came the news of coach Sarri's equally untimely departure.

As soon as this bombshell dropped in Turin, Twitter exploded.

Having just scooped the Serie A league title, this decision came as a pretty big shock to a lot of us!

Some believed it was an inside job...

While others thought it was the only logical alternative.

But the shock and sympathy only lasts for so long on social media, before we all begin pointing the finger at who should step into the chain-smoking Italian's shoes.

And one particular name jumped to the fore, as a candidate who can hold is own and make the tough choices when it really matters...

But beyond the cries for the Premier League's most disobedient -and worst - goalkeeper being tipped for a career change, there were some serious shouts, too.

Mauricio Pochettino would be a great choice. Experienced, a proven coach with excellent man-management skills, and a hunger for trophies. Sensible. You know who wouldn't be a brilliant option? Probably someone who has never managed a game before in their lives.

But this is Serie A, baby.

Juve legend Andrea Pirlo has recently been appointed as the club's Under-23 coach, but if rumours are to be believed, he might be getting that big promotion sooner rather than later.

We weren't too confident about that, though.

Still, employing an under-qualified, inexperienced ex-player has worked wonders at other clubs, right? ...Right?

Hmm.

But one club icon who is pretty well qualified, is Zinedine Zidane. And the thought of the Frenchman leading I Bianconeri to European glory was enough to send you guys loco.

But while plenty of Juve supporters will be dreaming of Pep Guardiola, Zidane, or Pochettino in the coming weeks, a shoutout should go to Sarri, who claimed his first major league title in Turin, completing his journey from the bottom of the football pyramid to the very summit.

Sarri to see you go, Maurizio.