Chelsea Boss Sarri Hints at Return to Italy

By: SBAT Staff

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We may only be a couple of weeks past the season, and less than a week since Chelsea lifted the Europa League title in Baku, but there is already a lot of speculation surrounding their manager for next season. Reports suggest that Sarri is not a good fit inside the club, and that they would prefer to go forward without him at the helm. Now Sarri himself has suggested that a move back to Italy would be tough to turn down, adding further questions. 

The Italian said that the call of Italy is strong, and that he misses living and working in his home country, despite only being in England for a season. Prior to this there was talk that Chelsea would be looking to part with Sarri this summer, even if he did land the Europa League title. On the face of it, winning that competition and finishing third in the Premier League, this has been a very good season for The Blues, but Sarri is obviously not fitting in right with others at the club and causing problems. 

Premier League clubs have a full summer ahead of them without too many players playing international football, so if Chelsea are to change managers then doing it soon would be a big advantage for them. That would allow the new boss to come in and see many of his players over the summer, allowing him time to evaluate both what he has and what he needs. 

Should Sarri leave Chelsea then there is only one man for the job according to the bookmakers and that is former player and current Derby County manager Frank Lampard. He is as short as 4/9 to be the next Chelsea boss, and should they go asking for Lampard, it is highly unlikely that their former star would be able to say no to the job that would surely be a dream one for him.