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Mourinho predicts Sarri will enjoy success with Chelsea, next season

Jose Mourinho has backed Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri to bring success to the club next season.

Sarri has endured a difficult debut season in English football, with Chelsea currently sitting in sixth in the Premier League, two points off the Champions League places.

Despite his difficulties, former Chelsea boss Mourinho has backed Sarri to turn things round at Stamford Bridge, stating he believes the ex-Napoli coach will learn from his first season in English football.

“Italy is not an easy country,” Mourinho told beIN Sports.

“You learn how to deal with the press; it is very specialised, they have top commentators [with] great experience in football, the journalists are also very clever in using the emotion of football in Italy.

“Maurizio comes to England with more than 20 years of experience in football. I think he’s ready, the main difficulty is imposing his style of play which is the way he always played with Napoli.

“The Premier League is the [league] where you sometimes have to lose your identity a bit to adapt to the characteristics of the game and the opponents.

“He will learn in time, the second season will be better for him.”

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