Report: Chelsea close to appointing new manager

Chelsea are closing in on completing a deal that will see former Napoli coach Maurizio Sarri become their manager.

According to a report in the Mirror the 59-year-old and his representatives arrived in London yesterday and are said to have been engaged in lengthy discussions with the Stamford Bridge club’s hierarchy.

Sarri is set to be offered a two year deal with the option of a extra year to replace his countryman Antonio Conte as coach of the London club in the coming days.

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.

Sarri is also expected to raid his former club for much of it’s best talent once he takes over the reigns at Stamford Bridge.

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