Former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri replaces Antonio Conte as Chelsea head coach
Former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri has joined Chelsea on a three-year deal, changing the outgoing Antonio Conte as head trainer.
The west London membership introduced the sacking of Conte, 48, with a brief statement on its official website on Friday, in spite of the Italian having led his aspect to FA Cup glory at Wembley in May.
Sarri used to be extensively anticipated to be the following guy within the Stamford Bridge dugout after a a success spell in Naples, the place his thrilling logo of attacking soccer helped safe successive Champions League .
He used to be succeeded in Would possibly by means of Carlo Ancelotti – himself a former Chelsea supervisor.
Together with his appointment now showed, the 59-year-old Italian stated he used to be having a look ahead to the problem of competing for the Premier League crown after Chelsea slipped to 5th closing season – having gained the identify the yr prior to.
“I’m more than happy to be coming to Chelsea and the Premier League – it’s a thrilling new length in my occupation,” he stated.
“I stay up for beginning paintings and assembly the gamers on Monday forward of travelling to Australia, the place I will get to understand the squad and start our fit motion.
“I’m hoping we will supply some entertaining soccer for our fanatics, and that we will be able to be competing for trophies on the finish of the season, which is what this membership merits.”
Membership director Marina Granovskaia added: “We’re thrilled to welcome Maurizio and are having a look ahead to him bringing his soccer philosophy to Chelsea.
“Maurizio’s Napoli aspect performed one of the crucial most fun soccer in Europe, impressing with their attacking way and dynamism, and his training strategies considerably progressed the gamers at his disposal.
“He has quite a few enjoy in Serie A and the Champions League and we all know he’s relishing the danger to paintings within the Premier League.”
Sarri is the 13th everlasting boss at Chelsea since Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich purchased the membership in June 2003 and the 6th Italian to get the task.
His predecessor – whose departure used to be rumoured during the closing marketing campaign as he looked to be unsatisfied with the membership’s switch choices – lasted simply two seasons.
Chelsea will contest the Neighborhood Protect towards Manchester Town subsequent month, prior to starting their Premier League marketing campaign at Huddersfield, adopted by means of a derby towards Arsenal – who also have a new manager in Unai Emery.