Former Blues boss Ancelotti opens up on possible Chelsea-Juventus deal
Former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti has defender Maurizio Sarri and his impending move back to Italian football.
Sarri has been in the headlines for all the wrong reasons this season as many in the media have criticised his managerial skills, despite the fact that he has got the club back inside the top three, playing Champions League football next season, and adding the Europa league title to the cabinet.
Reports in the media have claimed that Juventus are keen to take him back to Seria A in the coming days after allowing Max Allegri to pack his bags and seek a fresh challenge in the game, with the premier League high up on the Italians list.
And according to reports on Sky Italy say that there do not appear to be any major obstacles in the way of Sarri succeeding Massimiliano Allegri as Juve boss and it is expected to happen quickly.
However, Jorginho – who followed Sarri to Stamford Bridge last summer – would ‘hate’ to see Sarri at Juventus next season and believes such a move could be seen as a ‘betrayal’ by Napoli fans.
But Ancelotti, who took over from his fellow countryman last summer, has defended his counterpart, admitting that personal loyalties must sometimes be forgotten in football.
“The bond between Sarri and Neapolitans was very strong,” Ancelotti told Corriere dello Sport.
“Just as his adhesion to the project and to the Neapolitan character was strong.
“It’s understandable that some will find this painful.
“But Sarri is a professional and at times this profession brings you to make choices that can be disorienting.”
The man has just got Chelsea another European Cup and Champions League football, he has done a tremendous job at Chelsea and although many fans do not like his style of play or tactics, it is the results on the pitch that really matter.
Taking over at Juventus will mean more opportunities to add silverware to his cabinet and no-one can blame him for making a return to Italy, especially as Chelsea have not made his life simple since making the move to England.
But if he leaves, then Chelsea may have a problem on their hands as no boss wants to get the sack, especially if they manage to secure a big trophy for the club.