READ WHAT GUARDIOLA HAS TO SAY ABOUT CHELSEA MANAGERIAL TARGET MAURIZIO SARRI

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Maurizio Sarri is rumoured to be the next Chelsea manager, and Manchester City boss Pep Guardiola played Sarri’s former side Napoli in the Champions League second round.

Although City defeated Napoli, it was a difficult battle for the English champions and Pep has reacted to the rumours about Sarri being the next Blues boss.

“If he comes to England, it would be a pleasure,” Guardiola said.

“For somebody like me, who loves watching games at home on the sofa, Napoli are spectacular and his brand of football is a joy to watch.

“Often a coach is judged on wins, but you’ve also got to look at the shape as well as the substance – Sarri had Empoli and Napoli playing great football, and he did a fantastic job.”

Many believe that Sarri isn’t experienced because he is yet to win a trophy, but Guardiola has insisted that he is a top boss who needs top players to work with, while adding that Juventus have been too dominant in the Serie A.

“Well, football’s about details,” Guardiola added. “Maybe if Juve had not won 2-1 at Inter, they would not have won the Scudetto. ‘The Bianconeri certainly shine when it comes to assuredness in their game and they have solid club foundations which makes everything easier.

“Many coaches, like me, have had the fortune of having great players and being at great clubs which help you to win, but when it comes to judging a coach, you’ve got to see how his team plays.

“Seven titles in a row shows the strength of [Juventus]. Often, people tend to take it all for granted, but what Juve have done is incredible and often understated. Furthermore, this year they’ve won against one of the best teams in the world in Napoli, and that gives even more value to their results.”

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