Maurizio Sarri is expected to leave Chelsea as the official announcement is set to arrive soon, according to the latest reports.
As per news printed in Gazzetta dello Sport:
The Italian’s future at Chelsea has been in massive doubts ever since the departure of Max Allegri at Juventus.
The Italian manager had an up and down season at the Stamford Bridge where he still managed to reach the final of the League Cup, finished 3rd in the Premier League to qualify for the Champions League next season and also won the Europa League.
However, there still have been doubts over his future at the Bridge with Chelsea fans unhappy with the quality of Football under the 60-year-old manager.
In a recent interview, Sarri confirmed that he would love to return to Italy due to the family reasons:
“For us Italians the call of home is strong,” Sarri told Vanity Fair.
“I feel that something is missing. It has been a heavy year. I begin to feel the weight of distant friends and elderly parents I rarely see.
“But at my age, I only make professional choices. I won’t be able to work for 20 years. It’s hard work, the bench.”
Maurizio Sarri has a release clause of €6m at Chelsea which Juventus will have to pay if they wish to acquire the services of the Italian manager.
Blues, meanwhile, are looking at different options that can replace the potentially outgoing Sarri at Cobham.
The names that have been mentioned in the recent times are:
– Frank Lampard (Derby manager)
– Steve Holland (England assistant)
– Nuno Espirito Santos (Wolves manager)
– Javi Gracia (Watford manager)
– Laurent Blanc (Former French national team manager)
Who do you think should replace Maurizio Sarri if he indeed leaves the Bridge in the summer?