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Report: Chelsea to replace Sarri with Lampard

Chelsea have reportedly made the decision to sack Maurizio Sarri this summer and replace him with Frank Lampard.

It has been a funny old season for Chelsea really, with the Blues reaching two cup finals, and finishing in third in the Premier League to secure their return to the Champions League in Maurizio Sarri’s first season at the club.

Despite that though, the Stamford Bridge faithful haven’t been a happy bunch, with Sarri’s much-fabled style of football winning few admirers in West London, with the Italian being serenaded by “F*ck Sarri-ball” on a number of occasions while summer signing Jorginho hasn’t won over fans either.

Chelsea‘s billionaire owner Roman Abramovic was also thought to be less than impressed with Sarri’s questioning of the clubs recent post-season friendly in the USA in support of antisemitism, despite the club still having to prepare for next week’s Europa League final.

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Despite Sarri stating that he wants to stay in England, it has been claimed that he could be sacked irrespective of the result in Baku next week, and well respected Italian journalist Gianluca Di Marzio is said that the club have ‘already decided to change coaches’ and will hire club legend, Frank Lampard in the summer.

Lampard is still in the first season of his managerial career, steering Derby County to this weekend’s Championship play-off final where he will face Aston Villa for a place in the Premier League.

He has done so playing a positive, attacking brand of football with an abundance of young players, including the highly-rated Mason Mount, who is of course on loan from Stamford Bridge.

With a transfer ban hanging over Chelsea, and Eden Hazard seemingly heading out of the exit door, it may be an ideal time for a manager like Lampard to take over.

Sarri meanwhile is on a shortlist to take over from Massimiliano Allegri at Serie A champions, Juventus, with the Italian having announced his decision to leave the club this summer.

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