Chelsea appoint Maurizio Sarri as new head coach

Former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri replaces Antonio Conte as Chelsea head coach

"So I think I was lucky to transport my way of football, my idea of football on the pitch".

"I want to enjoy, first of all, myself". "The problem is that in England, there are five or six very good teams".

Sarri must create an understanding that his methods will need time and that the only way Chelsea can move on from their recent "boom and bust" patterns is to provide a manager with some long-term guarantees.

The former Juventus boss masterminded a dominant Premier League title triumph during his first season at the helm in 2016-17 but Chelsea's title defence stalled last time around.

Confirmation of Italy worldwide Jorginho's move to Chelsea came just hours after Sarri was announced as the successor to Antonio Conte.

They did manage to end Antonio Conte's second campaign in charge at the club on a positive note by beating Manchester United in the FA Cup final back in May.

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Having arrived from Naples he quickly made his first signing with Jorginho coming in andhis first game will be next week with a friendly against Perth Glory.

In a statement released via the League Managers Association, the Italian hinted at a breakdown in communication with Chelsea's hierarchy by thanking the players and his staff, but failing to mention anyone from the board.

The 26-year-old was also targeted by Premier League champions Manchester City but chose to link up with former Napoli manager Sarri at the London club.

His replacement at Chelsea will be another Italian, Maurizio Sarri, who was at Napoli last season.

"In the Premier League, there are all the most important Coaches in Europe, maybe in the world, so it'll be very exciting for me to play against Guardiola, Pochettino, Mourinho, Klopp and all the others", he added.

"We have no doubt that Antonio will go on to achieve many more successes in his career". However with Sarri still under contract with Napoli, and Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich reluctant to spend in light of his visa issues, all parties had been left in limbo until Conte was finally relieved of his duties on Friday.

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