Sarri looking forward to battling top six managers

Maurizio Sarri is looking forward to testing his abilities against ‘the most important coaches in Europe’ after being announced as Chelsea’s new boss.

Sarri became the ninth man to be appointed as Chelsea manager by Roman Abramovic last week, following the long awaiting sacking of Antonio Conte.

The 60-year-old was widely credited for his excellent brand of football which took Napoli to second place in Serie A, despite picking up an unprecedented 91 points last season.

After months of speculation, he was finally appointed as Conte’s successor, and has just four weeks to build a squad before the Premier League season kicks off.

However, speaking to the official Chelsea website, Sarri said he was looking forward to challenging himself against the league’s top bosses:

“In the Premier League there are all the most important coaches in Europe, maybe in the world,” said Sarri.

“For me it will be very exciting to play against Guardiola, Pochettino, Mourinho, Klopp and the others.

“I am here for football. I am here for Chelsea. I want to play at Stamford Bridge. For me it’s a dream. London is a wonderful city, but I’m here for Chelsea.”

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