Chelsea’s coaching job has been one of the transfer rumours dominating every sporting media outlet for some months now but that seems to be ending soon as Roman Abramovich and his board have reportedly decided to go for Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri in the summer.
Antonio Conte is expected to leave Chelsea by the end of the season after following up a tittle-wining season(2016-17) with an awful and disappointing showings this season.
The Italian manager has failed to qualify for next season’s Champions League competition after finishing, fifth behind Tottenham in the Premier League standings and he is believed to be shown the exit door by the end of this term.
Report emanating from Napoli’s training ground via Gazzetta dello Sport suggest that the Blues are in the final phase of discussion with Maurizio Sarri over the possibility of replacing Antonio Conte in the summer.
Sarri has done a perfect job with the Naples throughout the season as they mount pressure on Juventus for the League trophy this season unlike previous seasons when the Old Lady always had an easy run to the trophy.
With just £7m release-clause in his contract with the Serie A side, Chelsea are willing to cough-out the amount so as to confirm his signature as soon as possible. In the same report, Conte might be moving to Napoli in what will look like a swap-deal with Napoli.