Former coach of Napoli, Maurizio Sarri has been appointed as the new Chelsea head coach following the departure of Antonio Conte from Stamford bridge.
There had been talks over the future of Conte with many expecting him to lose his job and on Friday, Chelsea confirmed that they have parted ways with Conte who had won the league title and an FA Cup with the club.
Conte’s replacement, Sarri, moves to Stamford Bridge following a successful three-year spell at Serie A side Napoli.
The 59-year-old is credited with revitalising the fortunes of Napoli and returned them to the Champions League while playing a scintillating brand of expansive, attacking football.
In his three years at the helm, Napoli recorded two second-place finishes in their domestic league, including last season when they achieved a record points total for a runner-up, and one third place. In 2017, he won the Serie A Coach of the Year award.
Sarri, who has signed a three-year contract, said: ‘I am very happy to be coming to Chelsea and the Premier League. It is an exciting new period in my career.
‘I look forward to starting work and meeting the players on Monday ahead of travelling to Australia, where I will be able to get to know the squad and begin our match action.
‘I hope we can provide some entertaining football for our fans, and that we will be competing for trophies at the end of the season, which is what this club deserves.’