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Gianfranco Zola: ‘Maurizio Sarri deserved more time at Chelsea’

Gianfranco Zola says that former Chelsea head coach Maurizio Sarri should have been given more time at Stamford Bridge. Gianfranco Zola has claimed that Maurizio Sarri would have enjoyed further success at Chelsea had he been provided with more time at Stamford Bridge. Despite a season which saw Chelsea win the Europa League and achieve third place in the Premier League, both Sarri and club officials came to a mutual agreement regarding his exit after just 11 months. However, Zola – who was Sarri’s assistant at the West Londoners – feels that Chelsea could only have benefitted from the 60-year-old spending at least another season with the Blues. The former playmaker told talkSPORT: “I think the best of Maurizio’s work comes not in the first year but more from ...

Maurizio Sarri to use Cristiano Ronaldo as a false nine?

New Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri wants to use Cristiano Ronaldo as a false nine next season, according to a report. New Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri reportedly plans to use Cristiano Ronaldo as a false nine next season. Ronaldo joined Juve from Real Madrid in last summer’s transfer window and scored 28 goals in 43 appearances for the Italian giants during the 2018-19 campaign. While the Portuguese’s first season in Italy brought the league title, it proved to be his lowest goalscoring campaign since his final year with Manchester United. According to Corriere della Sera, Sarri flew out to the French Riviera to meet with Ronaldo on his yacht, where the pair, alongside sporting director Fabio Paratici, discussed the 34-year-old playing in a new false nine role at the tip of the J...

Paul Pogba phones Maurizio Sarri to force Juventus move?

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba reportedly phones new Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri in a bid to force a summer move to Turin. Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has reportedly phoned new Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri in a bid to force a move to the Italian champions in this summer’s transfer window. Pogba recently admitted that he was open to leaving Old Trafford ahead of the 2019-20 campaign in search of pastures new. Real Madrid have been strongly linked with a swoop due to the presence of Zinedine Zidane as head coach, although the France international’s former club Juve are also said to be firmly in the mix. According to Tuttosport, Pogba has personally reached out to Sarri in a bid to push through a deal, with the midfielder phoning the former Chelsea manager wh...

Maurizio Sarri hints Gonzalo Higuain will not stay at Chelsea

Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri has revealed that he is planning to hold talks with Gonzalo Higuain and has hinted that the striker will not return to Chelsea. Higuain spent the second half of last season at Stamford Bridge after Sarri pushed the board to make the loan signing. The 31-year-old managed just five goals in 18 appearances, however, and Chelsea do not look likely to take up the option to sign him permanently for £31m. Sarri got the best out of Higuain during their time together at Napoli and he expects the Argentinian to join him in returning to Serie A. “He is a Juventus player, so when he returns from vacation, we’ll have the opportunity to talk,” Sarri said at his Juventus unveiling on Thursday. “It depends on Gonzalo because I get the feeling he didn...

Maurizio Sarri open to changing formation at Juventus

Maurizio Sarri will work out which of his systems can prove the best fit for Juventus after witnessing Chelsea‘s reliance on Eden Hazard cause defensive issues elsewhere in the team. The Blues agreed on a compensation package with the Serie A champions – understood to be worth in excess of £5million – for Sarri, who signed a three-year deal with Chelsea when appointed last summer to replace Antonio Conte. Despite some negative reaction from sections of the Chelsea fan base who were not convinced by his style of play, Sarri guided Chelsea to the Carabao Cup final, where they were beaten on penalties by Manchester City, and a third-place finish in the Premier League. Ladies and gents, presenting the new Juventus manager. ⚫️⚪️ 📸➡️https://t.co/SWF1kNfxA1#WelcomeSarri pic.twitter.com/thik...

Chelsea midfielder Jorginho wants to follow Maurizio Sarri to Juventus?

Chelsea midfielder Jorginho is potentially open to a reunion with Maurizio Sarri at Juventus, according to the player’s agent. The agent of Jorginho has suggested that the Chelsea midfielder is interested in a reunion with Maurizio Sarri at Juventus. Jorginho followed Sarri to Stamford Bridge when the head coach left Napoli in 2018, although the Italian’s 11-month reign ended last week as he made the switch to Turin. There is now speculation that Jorginho wishes to play under the 60-year-old at a third different club, and representative Joao Santos has not ruled out a spell at the Serie A champions. Santos is quoted by The Mirror as saying: “Chelsea have a four-year contract with the lad. We’ll wait a few days to figure out whether there is any truth in this interes...

Report: Maurizio Sarri plotting to raid former club Chelsea

Chelsea pair Jorginho and Emerson Palmieri are reportedly being eyed up by Maurizio Sarri, who was confirmed as the new head coach of Juventus on Sunday. Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri is reportedly keen on raiding former club Chelsea for Italian pair Jorginho and Emerson Palmieri. The 60-year-old was confirmed as Massimiliano Allegri‘s successor at the Allianz Stadium on Sunday, ending his 11-month spell in charge of the Blues. According to The Times, Sarri wants to add Jorginho and Emerson to his squad as part of a rebuild. Jorginho was lured to Stamford Bridge from Napoli, another of Sarri’s former clubs, last summer in a £52m deal but has struggled to impose himself. Emerson won over Sarri in the second half of the season, meanwhile, and he also boasts Serie A experience foll...

Frank Lampard favourite to replace Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea

Frank Lampard is the overwhelming favourite to take over as Chelsea manager after Maurizio Sarri‘s much-anticipated move to Juventus was confirmed on Sunday. The Blues’ record goalscorer, tipped for a return to Stamford Bridge with increasing force amid Sarri speculation in recent days, was rated at 25/1 on for the job overnight. Lampard enjoyed a glittering playing career at Stamford Bridge (John Walton/PA) With former Chelsea bosses Rafael Benitez and Jose Mourinho, at around 9/1 and 16/1 respectively, being the next options, the 40-year-old appeared to be the only name in the frame. Lampard, who scored 211 goals for the Londoners in a glittering spell from 2001 to 2014 that included three Premier League titles and a Champions League win, is currently manager at Championship ...

Frank Lampard favourite to replace new Juventus boss Maurizio Sarri at Chelsea

Frank Lampard is the overwhelming favourite to take over as Chelsea manager after Maurizio Sarri’s much-anticipated move to Juventus was confirmed on Sunday. The Blues’ record goalscorer, tipped for a return to Stamford Bridge with increasing force amid Sarri speculation in recent days, was rated at 25/1 on for the job overnight. Lampard enjoyed a glittering playing career at Stamford Bridge (John Walton/PA) With former Chelsea bosses Rafael Benitez and Jose Mourinho, at around 9/1 and 16/1 respectively, being the next options, the 40-year-old appeared to be the only name in the frame. Lampard, who scored 211 goals for the Londoners in a glittering spell from 2001 to 2014 that included three Premier League titles and a Champions League win, is currently manager at Championship Derby. After...

Chelsea confirm Sarri exit for Juventus

© Reuters Chelsea confirm that agreement has been reached for Maurizio Sarri to join Juventus. Chelsea confirm that agreement has been reached for Maurizio Sarri to join Juventus. More to follow. Click here for more stories about Chelsea Enter your email address to subscribe to Sports Mole‘s free match previews newsletter! Updates are sent twice a week.

Friday’s papers: Maurizio Sarri, Harry Maguire, Ivan Rakitic

Frank Lampard, Harry Maguire and Kyle Walker are all being talked about in Friday’s papers. What the papers say The seemingly very near departure of Maurizio Sarri from Chelsea has left Derby County steeling themselves for an approach for manager Frank Lampard, The Sun reports. According to the paper, two-time Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho has told friends he would like a third term at Stamford Bridge, while RB Leipzig coach Ralf Rangnick has also been tipped as a successor. But former Blues star Lampard is the bookies’ favourite to take the reins at his old club. Chelsea are understood to have agreed on a compensation deal worth in excess of £5million for their Italian boss to join Juventus after just one season at Stamford Bridge. Maurizio Sarri’s Chelsea departure looks s...

Chelsea agree deal for Maurizio Sarri to join Juventus

The Italian led the Blues to third place in the Premier League and also won the Europa League title after joining last summer. Chelsea have agreed a compensation deal worth in excess of £5million for manager Maurizio Sarri to join Juventus, Press Association Sport understands. The 60-year-old will reportedly sign a three-year contract to replace Massimiliano Allegri at the Italian giants, with an announcement expected as early as Friday. Sarri only joined Chelsea last summer after three years at Napoli, replacing fellow Italian Antonio Conte. Maurizio Sarri, left, lifts the Europa League (Bradley Collyer/PA) He guided the Blues to third in the Premier League and won the Europa League, but still endured a tough campaign at Stamford Bridge with fans not convinced by his style of play. Chelse...

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