Juventus wrapped up the league title yesterday with a two nil win over Sampdoria to record their ninth consecutive title in a row.
Goals from Cristiano Ronaldo who bagged his 31st league goal in first half stoppage time and Federico Barnardeschi second half goal secured the title.
The Portuguese goal means he has equal Felice Borel 76 years record for Juve. Cristiano became the first Bianconeri player to score 31 goals in league campaign since Borel in 1933/1934 season.
Sarri at the age of 61 years and six months became oldest man to lead a club to the league title in Italy. The former Napoli manager broken the previous record that was held Nils Liedholm of Roma some 37 years ago.
Liedholm led Roma to the league title in the 1982/1983 season at the, age of 60 years.
Third on the list is Vujadin Boskov who led Sampdoria to a Scudetto win at the age 60 in 1991. Fulvio Bernardino comes in fourth place. At age 58, he bagged a title with Bologna in the 1964.
Lajos Czeizler completes the top five. He was 57 years when he won the Scudetto with Milan in 1951. It’s the first league title career for the former Chelsea manager who also doubles as the oldest man to win the Europa League winning with Chelsea last season at the age of 60 years.
The Italian who was brought in to replace Massimiliano Allegri was elated to captured his first ever league title.
“It has a special feeling, of course. It’s difficult to win, it becomes even more complicated to keep winning, as taking something for granted in sport is one of the biggest lies in the world,” he said.
“I left the field because I was trying to avoid getting a bucket of water thrown over me, as it was obviously on its way, but I didn’t manage to get away.”
Sarri admitted it was a difficult title race despite Juventus being favorites to win the Scudetto.
“It was not a walk in the park. It was long, difficult, stressful, and this squad deserves a lot of credit for continuing to find the hunger and determination to keep going after eight wins in a row.”
Sarri became Juve’s third title winning manager in nine seasons after Antonio Conte and Massimiliano Allegri. The former banker is now a league winner at the age of 61.