Turin: Maurizio Sarri says that becoming the coach of Juventus is the "crowning achievement of a long and difficult career."
Sarri was presented Thursday after signing a three-year contract with the club that has won Serie A for the last eight seasons.
Sarri says that he left Chelsea after only one season because he "felt a need to return to Italy."
He succeeds Massimiliano Allegri, who guided Juventus to five straight Italian titles but was unable to bring home the most desired trophy - the Champions League - despite two runner-up finishes in the top European competition.
Sarri reportedly has a massive bonus in his contract if he leads Juventus to the elusive European title.
He says, "I've never seen a club so determined to hire a coach and that convinced me right away."