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Maurizio Sarri is Number 1 Choice to be Next Chelsea Manager

Maurizio Sarri is the Number 1 Choice to be become Next Chelsea Manager.

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri

Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri has emerged as the favourite to replace Antonio Conte at Chelsea next season, according to the Daily Mail. The Italian is reportedly sure to quit the Serie A side at the end of the current campaign, and Roman Abramovich wants to bring him to Stamford Bridge.

Quite a few names have been associated with the Blues’ hotseat, including former Borussia Dortmund manager Tomas Tuchel, Monaco’s Leonardo Jardim, former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique and Carlo Ancelotti.

Sarri led Napoli to a third-placed finish in Serie A last season behind Juventus, and was awarded the Manager of the Year award in Italy. He is set to go at least one better this around. The team is currently 2nd, four points behind Juve at the summit. This weekend, they will travel to Turin knowing that nothing other than a win will do. They led the league for long periods this season, and were also top at Christmas, before a poor recent run of results pushed them down.

Sarri is yet to win a single trophy in his managerial career spanning 18 years and 12 different clubs. Signing him ahead of Enrique and Tuchel will certainly be a questionable decision. But his fantastic work in Naples certainly gives him a lot of credibility. Under the Italian, Napoli have become an exciting, attack-minded side who play with a high-pressing style. They build from the back, and rely on a lot of technical ability from players like Dries Mertens, Lorenzo Insigne, Jose Callejon and Marek Hamsik. His 4-3-3 formation with a false 9 up front is very similar to the setup Jurgen Klopp has used to great effect at Liverpool this season. Chelsea arguably also have a better midfield than The Reds, and Sarri could get the best out of Eden Hazard too.

Conte’s exit from the club has not yet been confirmed, but it is almost a foregone conclusion. Under him, Chelsea won the league last season but have slumped this time around, currently occupying 5th spot. It is very unlikely that they will play in the Champions League next season. The Italian has been dissatisfied by the lack of support the board has given with regards to signing preferred players. The performances on the pitch though, have just not been good enough at the end of the day and is very difficult to see him staying beyond the summer.

Abramovich will be looking to bring some kind of stability to Stamford Bridge, as it is finally looking like Chelsea’s pursuit of short-term success is finally starting to hurt them. They are at the danger of losing Eden Hazard and Thibaut Courtois, their two best players, this summer. John Terry’s departure last year also means that the entire identity of the squad which was built back in 2004 by Jose Mourinho is now gone and has to be assembled again. If Conte does go, it will mark the 13th managerial change under the Russian owner since his takeover in 2003. He will be eager to make sure that the 14th doesn’t come along for a long, long time.

Author Bio: 

Tony is content writer and a digital marketing expert and has written this article on behalf of Boxofficeevents which is a official dealer of Chelsea Football tickets.

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