- Roman Abramovich is keen to appoint Maurizio Sarri as Antonio Conte’s Blues successor, Chelsea latest news indicates
- In Napoli latest news, club president Aurelio De Laurentiis will hold crucial showdown talks with manager Sarri
- The meeting’s agenda will be to discuss the 59-year-old manager’s future at the club
In Chelsea latest news and Napoli latest news today, reports have emerged in the Italian press stating that Blues supremo Roman Abramovich is eagerly awaiting the outcome of a meeting between Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis and head coach Maurizio Sarri which is scheduled to be held on Wednesday (May 16). It has also been revealed that Abramovich’s ‘Chelsea Sarri’ project could be hastened if the club were to lose Saturday’s FA Cup final against Manchester United which is likely to be the final nail in Antonio Conte’s coffin at the club.
Wednesday’s meeting has been billed as a showdown between the two men who matter the most at Napoli with club president De Laurentiis prepared to offer a new contract worth around £3.5m-a-year to Sarri. Further, the mercurial manager is also expected to demand assurances over transfers as he wants the club to invest heavily this summer and once again challenger Juventus’ monopoly over Serie A.
Pochettino to Chelsea, Sarri to Tottenham?
Il Mattino further reports in latest Chelsea news and Napoli news that the Russian oligarch has also been courting Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino for the soon to be vacant Stamford Bridge hotseat. If it were to happen, there is also a possibility of Chelsea Sarri moving towards the Tottenham vacancy, a club which he knows through former Spurs technical director Franco Baldini who happens to be a very close friend of the 59-year-old coach.
Sarri has, in the past, has admitted that he is fascinated by the idea of cutting his teeth in the Premier League but also knows that top English clubs want ‘managers’ in their dugouts and not quintessential ‘coaches’ like him. Chelsea latest news and Napoli latest news further indicates that Chelsea Sarri could happen if his meeting with president De Laurentiis takes an unexpected turn. As of now, the Italian coach will not ask the club to let him move abroad and is willing to stay on with the Partenopie for some more time.
The Italian newspaper also shed some light on the topic of Sarri’s meeting with his staff and players after the season’s penultimate game against Sampdoria which Napoli won 0-2. The veteran coach stressed on his side’s good performance but also told them in clear words that they were a bit sluggish and did not dribble enough for his liking. Sarri also told his players to not focus on Napoli latest news and aim to win their final game against Crotone on Sunday so as to finish off a memorable 2017/18 campaign on a high.