Maurizio Sarri

Chelsea ‘consider Thomas Tuchel as Maurizio Sarri replacement’

Thomas Tuchel is reportedly being considered by Chelsea as a possible replacement for Maurizio Sarri, despite his underwhelming first season with Paris Saint-Germain. Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel is reportedly in contention to succeed Maurizio Sarri as Chelsea‘s next manager. Chelsea are expected to make an announcement on the future of Sarri after next week’s Europa League final showdown with Arsenal. The Italian has struggled to win over supporters and, despite potentially winning silverware in his first campaign at the helm, he has been widely tipped to make way in the summer. According to the Evening Standard, Chelsea have a few replacements in mind should they part company with Sarri. Iconic midfielder Frank Lampard, who has impressed in his debut season at Derby...

Maurizio Sarri: ‘Sack me now if Europa League final determines Chelsea fate’

Maurizio Sarri‘s future at Chelsea may be up in the air, but the Italian insists it does not hinge on winning next week’s Europa League final. Sarri’s position as Blues boss is still under scrutiny despite what he maintains has been a “very good season”, which could become “a wonderful season” if they beat Arsenal in Baku. The 60-year-old will discuss his future with the Stamford Bridge hierarchy following Wednesday’s final, but only to find out “if they are happy with me or not”. Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea side take on Arsenal in Baku in a week’s time (Tim Goode/PA). As for whether next week’s all-English showdown will determine whether he stays or goes, Sarri insisted: “No. If the situation is like this I w...

Maurizio Sarri to discuss Chelsea future after Europa League final

Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri will discuss his future with the club following the Europa League final against Arsenal as he wants “to know if they are happy” with him. Italian Sarri, who has two years remaining on his contract but who has been linked with a move to Juventus, insists he is content to remain at Stamford Bridge. The boss said: “I have two years of my contract here. I have no contract with other clubs. I have to speak with my club after the final. I want to know if they are happy with me.” Sarri says that at the moment he is only thinking as far as next week regarding his future. After that he wants to discuss his future with the club, which is normal at the end of a season, and he would be happy to stay in the Premier League. #UELfinal — Chelsea FC (@...

Chelsea team news: Injury, suspension list vs. Arsenal

Sports Mole rounds up Chelsea’s latest injury and suspension news ahead of their Europa League final showdown with Arsenal. Chelsea are one game away from lifting the Europa League for the second time in two attempts as they take on domestic rivals Arsenal in the Baku final on May 29. The Blues finished third in the Premier League – an improvement on their fifth-place finish in Antonio Conte‘s final campaign at the helm – while also coming runners-up in the EFL Cup. Winning UEFA’s secondary competition for the second time in six years would therefore make this a positive first campaign in English football for Maurizio Sarri, even if he has so far failed to truly win over supporters. Here, Sports Mole has rounds up the West London outfit’s latest injury a...

Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri ‘fuming’ over Ruben Loftus-Cheek injury

Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri is reportedly still ‘fuming’ over the serious Achilles injury sustained by Ruben Loftus-Cheek in a friendly fixture last week. Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri is reportedly still angry after Ruben Loftus-Cheek suffered a serious Achilles injury last week. The Blues travelled to the United States to play a Holocaust Memorial match against New England Revolution, despite having only just concluded their Premier League campaign. The club’s 3-0 victory was marred by Loftus-Cheek sustaining an Achilles injury, something which could keep the England international on the sidelines for the best part of a year. According to The Sun, Sarri has been left fuming behind the scenes, with Loftus-Cheek having been in line to start against Arsenal in th...

Report: Chelsea will not stop Maurizio Sarri joining Juventus

A report claims that Chelsea will not hold Maurizio Sarri against his will if Juventus make a formal approach for him this summer. Juventus will reportedly be given a clear run at appointing Maurizio Sarri as Chelsea do not intend to stand in the Italian champions’ way if an approach is made. The Bianconeri are on the lookout for a new head coach as Massimiliano Allegri confirmed last week that he is to step aside this summer, bringing an end to his trophy-laden five-year spell in Turin. Despite his first-season struggles at Stamford Bridge, having failed to truly win over supporters, Sarri has emerged as a rumoured leading contender to take charge of Juve. According to The Telegraph, Chelsea will not hold the 60-year-old against his will if he was to express a desire to succeed Alle...

Chelsea want Frank Lampard to replace Maurizio Sarri?

Chelsea reportedly line up club legend Frank Lampard as their preferred successor to Maurizio Sarri amid speculation that the Italian is wanted by Juventus. Chelsea have reportedly earmarked club legend Frank Lampard as their preferred option to take over as manager should Maurizio Sarri leave the club this summer. Speculation over Sarri’s future continues to rumble on ahead of next week’s Europa League final, with the Italian having failed to win over the Chelsea board or fans despite leading the club to a third-placed finish and two cup finals. The former Napoli boss has recently been linked with a return to Serie A to manage champions Juventus, and it is thought that Chelsea would not stand in the way of him taking that job. Sky Italia claims that the Blues have already set ...

Cristiano Ronaldo ‘does not want Antonio Conte as Juventus boss’

Cristiano Ronaldo reportedly indicates to Juventus that he does not want Antonio Conte to replace Massimiliano Allegri as the club’s new manager. Cristiano Ronaldo is reportedly against Juventus appointing Antonio Conte as the replacement for outgoing boss Massimiliano Allegri. Juventus announced last week that Allegri was ending his five-season spell in charge, and the Italian’s departure has led to speculation regarding a potential Turin return for Conte. However, according to La Repubblica, Ronaldo gave a ‘negative gesture’ when asked about the possibility of Juventus handing their former midfielder a second spell in charge. The report suggests that Ronaldo has concerns over Conte’s style of play and training methods, factors which allegedly contributed to ...

Paris Saint-Germain ‘determined to sign N’Golo Kante this summer’

Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante emerges as a leading summer transfer target for Paris Saint-Germain, according to a report. Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly determined to sign Chelsea midfielder N’Golo Kante in this summer’s transfer window. Kante – currently on the sidelines with a hamstring injury – has made 141 appearances for Chelsea since joining the club from Leicester City in 2016. PSG were strongly linked with Everton’s Idrissa Gueye in January as they looked to improve their midfield options, but according to The Mirror, the French champions have now turned their attentions to Kante. The report claims that the Blues will fight hard to keep hold of the 28-year-old, although the wages expected to be on offer could be ‘too big to ignoreR...

Report: Maurizio Sarri to push for Chelsea decision

A report claims that Maurizio Sarri wants to know whether he will stay on as Chelsea manager for another year in order to give his coaching staff some clarity. Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri will reportedly push for a prompt decision from the club regarding his future beyond this season. The 60-year-old arrived at Stamford Bridge last summer on a three-year deal and has guided the Blues to a third-placed finish in the Premier League in his first full campaign. Sarri could also lift the Europa League later this month, with domestic rivals Arsenal providing the competition in Baku on May 29, but that has not stopped speculation mounting that he may be on his way out after less than 12 months at the helm. According to The Times, the ex-Napoli boss wants to know whether he will be staying on f...

Juventus make approach for Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri?

Juventus reportedly make an approach for Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri, who may be allowed to leave Stamford Bridge this summer. Juventus have reportedly identified Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri as a potential replacement for Massimiliano Allegri. The Serie A champions announced on Friday that Allegri would be ending his successful spell in the dugout at the end of the campaign, and that has already resulted in speculation regarding his successor. Antonio Conte could be handed his second spell at a club he has represented as a player and manager, but SNAI claims that Juventus are interested in handing Sarri an opportunity to return to his homeland. Sarri has been frequently linked with another stint in Italy’s top flight, with it being said that Roma and AC Milan are also kee...

Chelsea ‘can sign Gonzalo Higuain, Mateo Kovacic despite transfer ban’

Chelsea can reportedly sign loan stars Gonzalo Higuain and Mateo Kovacic on permanent deals in the summer without contravening their FIFA-imposed transfer ban. Chelsea are reportedly confident that they can sign Gonzalo Higuain and Mateo Kovacic on permanent deals this summer, despite their two-window transfer ban. The Blues have been blocked from adding players to their squad as a result of the FIFA-imposed suspension, which they are attempting to get overturned at the Court of Arbitration for Sport. However, Goal.com suggests that Chelsea believe they can keep hold of Juventus striker Higuain and Real Madrid midfielder Kovacic without contravening their embargo. Maurizio Sarri hopes to retain both players, the report claims, and they are both open to staying on at Stamford Bridge beyond ...

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