Chelsea have finally ended all speculations and appointed Maurizio Sarri as their manager for the next three seasons. The Italian has a reputation of making his teams play attacking and exciting football and he will be expected to win trophies as well as he takes charge of a club who are looking to return to the summit of English football.
Sarri was delighted with his appointment, saying in a statement, “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.”
Chelsea fans also erupted as they were finally happy to see a manager with an attacking philosophy take charge of the club. Here are some of the best reactions:
— Omar H. Zaky (@OmarZaky) July 14, 2018
Italian means boring, a very bad move.
— Martin Farnworth (@liverbird1992) July 14, 2018
Maurizio Sarri is the new @ChelseaFC coach. If he creates a team as entertaining to watch as Napoli were under his stewardship then Chelsea’s fans are in for a treat.
— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) July 14, 2018
Maurizio Sarri confirmed as Chelsea boss. Major change in direction from Abramovich: appointing a head coach with no trophy-winning pedigree. Quality of his football at Napoli not in question. But this job usually requires fast delivery – which has evaded Sarri for two decades.
— Dan Levene (@danlevene) July 14, 2018
Maurizio Sarri in 2016:
“If I saw my team defending and counter-attacking after 30 minutes, I would get up and return to the bank because I would not be having fun.”
We must be patient here guys, but I believe we will be enjoying watching Chelsea in the future ??
— Simon Phillips (@SiPhillipsSport) July 14, 2018
Chelsea have sacked 48 year old Antonio Conte, who has won three Serie A titles, Serie B, the Premier League and FA Cup, and are replacing him with 59 year old Maurizio Sarri, who has won absolutely nothing. But, he is good at smoking fags and rocking the young Capello look. pic.twitter.com/jTCxAX3Hj0
— Adam Keys (@_AdamKeys) July 12, 2018
Quite a day at Chelsea FC.