Yesterday, new Chelsea head coach, Maurizio Sarri was unveiled and presented to the press and media to officially start his reign at the club.
Here are 3 things we love and learnt from his unveiling and presentation:
SARRI LOVES THE CHALLENGE:
The Chelsea job has been widely seen as one of the most demanding and testing job in club football. This is as a result of the managerial changes in the club’s history. On evidence, the changes have produced 16 major trophies in Roman Abramovich’s 15 years as club owner. Despite our history and the competitive demand of the English Football, Sarri gave a glowing response to the challenge.
Here’s what he had to say: “For me this is a difficult challenge but a fascinating one. I know it will be very difficult, here we have the strongest coaches and players in world, so I know it will be an extremely difficult challenge.
“The Premier League is different from Serie A because it is stronger. Serie A is tactically difficult but here there are stronger players. However I do not want to upset anything, I need to have fun in order to do well and in the last couple of years something has changed in the Premier League as well, it is not typically English in terms of playing and this has given me confidence.”
SARRI WANTS TO MAKE CHELSEA ‘SARRISIOUSLY’ EXCITING:
Never mind my term ‘sarrisiously’ as it is the best word to describe Sarri’s plan to make Chelsea play exciting and entertaining football. The ‘Sarri-ball’ as often called is certainly a promise the new Chelsea boss has vowed to make a reality at the club. Here’s his promise:
“I want to play my football,” said the 59-year-old, who built a reputation for playing fluent and attractive football with his previous club.
“I want to enjoy myself and probably to win something.
“The players have to enjoy themselves. First of all, I hope the fans can enjoy the team. I want to bring enjoyment to the fans, the fans have to be proud of the team.
“One hundred per cent hard work and 90 per cent fun.
“It is impossible in my job to promise something else but I will surely give all in my possession to win something with Chelsea.”
SARRI WANTS TO WIN TROPHIES WITH CHELSEA:
Winning trophies is something that has eluded the Italian. It’s the only blot in his 13-year managerial career. When posed to him as a real challenge, Sarri had this to say:
“It’s true I haven’t won anything, but I have been in Serie A for four or five years and, apart from Juventus, no one has won anything.
“Honestly I hope I will be able to fill in this gap with the club, the difference between doing well and winning.
“They (Chelsea) have just asked me to build a season to be competitive in all competitions. Then during the season we’ll see whether or not we want to have more specific objectives.”
Let’s hope for fun and exciting times. Cheers!