Official: Maurizio Sarri Unveiled As New Chelsea Manager
Former Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri wants to bring “entertaining football” to Chelsea after becoming their manager on a three-year deal.
The 59-year-old replaces Antonio Conte. Sarri led Napoli to two second-place finishes in his three seasons in charge of the Serie A side, who named Carlo Ancelotti as his successor in May.
“It is an exciting new period in my career,” said Sarri. “I hope we can provide some entertaining football for our fans and that we will be competing for trophies at the end of the season, which is what this club deserves.”
He is the 13th managerial appointment by Blues owner Roman Abramovich since his takeover of the club in 2003, including Jose Mourinho and Guus Hiddink on two occasions.