Chelsea Appoint Maurizio Sarri As New Manager

Premier League giants Chelsea have named Italian tactician Maurizio Sarri as their new manager.

Sarri, 59, becomes the new Blues manager after putting pen to paper on a three-year deal at Stamford Bridge.

The former Napoli boss replaces compatriot Antonio Conte who was sacked on Friday despite having one year left on his contract.

Maurizio Sarri had resigned as Napoli manager in May after leading the club to two successive second-place finishes in his three-year stay in Naples.

He has since been replaced by another Italian Carlo Ancelotti who was named his successor in May.

On his new appointment, Sarri told the club’s website that: “It is an exciting new period in my career.”

“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.” He concluded.

Maurizio Sarri is the 12th Italian to manage in the Premier League in addition to being the 6th Italian manager to take charge of Chelsea.

Gianluca Vialli, Claudio Ranieri, Carlo Ancelotti, Roberto Di Matteo and Antonio Conte had previously managed the FA Cup Champions in the Premier League.

His first competitive game in charge would be the Community Shield clash with Premier League champions Manchester City on August 5.