Maurizio Sarri slammed a “messy” performance as Juventus fell to a shock 2-1 defeat at struggling Udinese on Thursday night to miss the chance to seal the Serie A title for the ninth time in a row.

Juventus and former boss Maurizio Sarri are still in discussions about settling the compensation he is due after being sacked in the summer, according to reports.

Sarri was dismissed after the club’s disappointing Champions League last-16 exit at the hands of Lyon in August, despite the Serie A side recording a ninth consecutive league title beforehand.

The 61-year-old former Chelsea boss was swiftly replaced by Italy legend Andrea Pirlo, who had been appointed as coach of the Under-23 side in Serie C just a few days previously.

However, according to Goal, Sarri remains under contract at Juventus for another two campaigns, but both parties want a swift agreement to allow them to cut ties as soon as possible.

The report adds that Sarri cannot take charge of another side while he is still contracted to the Turin side, and it is this willingness to return to management that is driving Sarri’s push to reach an agreement soon.

The same outlet adds that the current lack of agreement is therefore unlikely to be a question of money because of this desire.

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