Chelsea have agreed a deal with Maurizio Sarri to become their new manager.
According to Sky Sports Italy this long running saga has now come to an end, with the 60-year-old Italian signing a contract to take over the reigns at Stamford Bridge, after Antonio Conte was finally dismissed and a compensation deal was agreed with Sarri’s former club Napoli.
Former Blues legend Gianfranco Zola will also return to the West London club as part of Sarri’s coaching team. One of Sarri’s first pieces of business at Chelsea will be to finalise the £57 million signing of Italy international Jorghino, a player he has worked with in Naples for the last couple of seasons.
Sarri has spent much of his managerial career in the lower reaches of Italian football, although he has won many admirers for his progressive possession based football since moving to Napoli in 2015.
Many believe the experienced coaches “Sarri Ball,” tactics make for some of the most attractive football in Europe, and the Naples club came within a whisker of finally breaking Juventus’ stranglehold on the Serie A title when they finished with 91 points this season.