The Spaniard's connection to Liverpool, and his rivalry with Chelsea and Jose Mourinho during his tenure at Anfield, made him a very unwanted man at Stamford Bridge.
Chelsea legend Frank Lampard is the clear favorite at 8/11 (-137) with Paddy Power to succeed Sarri after impressing in his first managerial role at Derby last season, where he guided them to the Championship play-off final, only to lose to Aston Villa.More news: Iran to ask Japan's Abe to mediate over US oil sanctions
Given all this, Sarri still guided his team to third in the league, made two major finals both home and overseas and lifted the Europa League trophy.
It is understood that Sarri could be announced Juventus' new manager in the next 48 hours, forcing Chelsea to begin search for his successor in earnest.
In an ideal world Sarri would have stuck around for another year or two while Frank found his feet at Derby.More news: Russian Federation to create its own Chernobyl series that blames Central Intelligence Agency for disaster
Jesus has since accepted to become Flamengo manager, replacing Abel Braga who left the Brazil club in May. "The Manchester United game really was impressive - not only the result, the way they played was really impressive".
Nobody thinks we can compete for the league or the Champions League with this squad, so he can just work on bringing through some young players and establishing his style. We want to try to play.
"Or are you going with someone who the fans will love to have back". The obvious problem is replacing Eden Hazard who is perhaps the only player that comes close to Lampard when naming the Chelsea's greatest player of the Premier League era.More news: Helicopter passenger: Nothing wrong before crash
Meanwhile, Lampard's critics have stated his lack of managerial experience as grounds to look elsewhere. So if there is a turn of poor form under Lampard it is likely the players on the pitch will receive the supporters wrath more so than the manager.