Chelsea have reached an agreement with Juventus that will see Maurizio Sarri take over as manager of the Italian side.
Sarri only took over as Chelsea boss from fellow countryman Antonio Conte last summer and, on paper at least, the 60-year-old enjoyed a succesful season at Stamford Bridge: finishing in third place in the Premier League, reaching the Carabao Cup final, and winning the Europa League.
However, that does not tell the full story of the former Napoli boss’ tenure, with his previously heralded ‘Sarri-ball‘ style of play coming in for heavy criticism from his club’s own fans and many pundits. In fact, Sarri is a hugely unpopular figure with the Stamford Bridge faithful and cries of ‘f*ck Sarri-ball’ could regularly be heard at Chelsea games over the last few months.
Despite, previously insisting he wanted to stay in English Football even if he left Chelsea, Sarri began to be linked with a move to Serie A champions Juve after Max Allegri announced that he would be quitting as manager of the Turin based outfit at the end of last season.
According to the BBC a deal has now been reached between the two parties that will see Sarri take over as Juve boss, with the Italian side set to pay Chelsea £5 million in compensation.
Chelsea legend and Derby County manager Frank Lampard is currently the bookies clear favourite to take over the Stamford Bridge hotseat.
A plug for Frank Lampard to be the next #Chelsea boss and why they may defy all logic and win silverware next season even with a transfer ban. ?
— Football Faithful (@FootyFaithful_) June 7, 2019