Bye Bye and thank you Maurizio !Chelsea reveal why Sarri wanted exit and announce Juvenus bound-Italian leaving
Chelsea have officially confirmed Maurizio Sarri is all set to depart the club, with a move to Juventus on the cards.
Sarri leaves Chelsea after just one season in which they finished third in the Premier League, which gained Champions League football next season, and secured the 60-year-old’s first major trophy as a manager.
That is despite much speculation surrounding a number of players at Chelsea and despite Blues fans expressing their discontent at his ‘Sarri-ball’ tactics and team selections.
Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia has suggested the club could not stand in the way of Sarri’s “strong desire” to return to Italy and be closer to his elderly parents.
“In talks we had following the Europa League final, Maurizio made it clear how strongly he desired to return to his native country, explaining that his reasons for wanting to return to work in Italy were significant,” she said on the Chelsea website.
“He also believed it important to be nearer his family, and for the well-being of his elderly parents he felt he needed to live closer to them at this point.
“Maurizio leaves Chelsea with thanks from us all for the work he and his assistants did during the season he spent as our head coach, and for winning the Europa League, guiding us to another cup final and a third-place finish in the Premier League.
“We would also like to congratulate him on securing the role as big as any in Serie A and to wish him the best of luck for the future.”
There is widespread talk that Chelsea will now seek to add Frank Lampard to the club after he impressed at Derby, especially with top target Max Allegri ruling himself out of the club.
But letting a man leave that has done more than he was asked could be a massive mistake, especially with the club facing a huge transfer ban that will not allow the new coach to buy the type of players he wants.