Napoli boss Sarri hands Chelsea huge boost with latest comments

Oli Fisher

Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri has fuelled speculation that he could be Chelsea’s new manager with his latest comments to the media.

With rumours rife that Antonio Conte is set to be sacked in the next 48 hours, with suggestions that Sarri is a target alongside former Barcelona boss Luis Enrique and Monaco’s Leonardo Jardim.

Sarri apparently talks with Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis on Wednesday over his future, but it appears he has not yet decided where he will be next season.

“In life, everything comes to an end,” said Sarri after Napoli’s 2-1 win against Crotone.

“Sometimes it’s better to finish stories while they are good. When I arrived, the team had finished 24 points off the top. Now, we are four points behind.

“We have not reached the target, but the journey has been fantastic. Tomorrow I will talk to my family before anyone else.

“The (club) president needs a response quickly. I don’t think I could go to another Italian team immediately. The memory of Napoli would be too strong.”

Carlo Ancelotti: Will take charge at Bayern next summer

Meanwhile, a report from Spanish outlet Marca suggests that the Chelsea squad are expecting Sarri to be their new coach next season.

The paper also states that Napoli have already lined up a replacement for him in former Blues manager Carlo Ancelotti.


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