Sarri set for Juventus?
Maurizio Sarri joined Chelsea last summer, moving from Serie A outfit, Napoli.
Since making the switch to Stamford Bridge, Sarri has helped Chelsea to once again secure a Champions League spot, after they missed out on one in Antonio Conte’s final season as Blues’ boss.
The Italian also took Chelsea to the League Cup final and Europa League final, the latter of which they won 4-1 versus fellow Premier League outfit, Arsenal.
However, strong reports began to emerge on Thursday evening that Sarri has agreed to join Juventus.
The same reports also mentioned that the Blues would be paid at least £5 million for Sarri’s services.
Chelsea will receive more than £5million compensation for manager Maurizio Sarri, who will sign a three-year deal with Juventus in the next 24 hours https://t.co/quUrPqIh7N
— Sky Sports News (@SkySportsNews) 13 June 2019
Expect #cfc to make statement to confirm #Sarri‘s departure in the next 24 hours, but understand club have agreed compensation with Juventus that will net between £5-10m. Another victory for Granovskaia.
— Simon Johnson (@sjstandardsport) 13 June 2019
Chelsea have agreed deal with Juventus for Maurizio Sarri. They’ll receive more than £5m compensation. Deal will be announced in next 24 hours. Expect Frank Lampard to become Chelsea’s first English manager in 23 years
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) 13 June 2019
Frank Lampard is also being linked with Sarri’s job once he leaves for Juventus.
— Mirror Football (@MirrorFootball) 13 June 2019
Zola’s future in doubt
However, while Sarri’s future looks to be away from Chelsea in Turin, his assistant’s future is up in the air.
Gianfranco Zola returned to London last summer, to take the role of Maurizio Sarri’s assistant manager.
But, according to the Times, Zola was only given a one-year deal, which is set to expire next month.
As per the report from the Times, Zola has yet to be given any indication that he will be required at Chelsea come the start of the 2019/20 campaign.