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Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri left his job at Napoli to become the manager of Chelsea, and it has been a difficult season for the Italian.
It was a bitter-sweet campaign for Sarri as he started out the season in amazing form, but was reportedly set to lose his job by February after heavy defeats to Bournemouth and Manchester City.
Sarri eventually weathered the storm and has led Chelsea to third position in the Premier, and there’s a Europa League final still to come.
Chelsea’s goalless draw with Leicester City on the final day of the season proved enough to seal third spot due to Tottenham’s 2-2 draw at home to Everton.
Sarri admitted that it was indeed a difficult season, and was happy with the team’s third position while also looking forward to the Europa League final in Baku on May 20.
“The season was very difficult for us but at the end we are happy,” Sarri admitted. “We were in trouble three months ago but we reacted very well.
“We have finished in third position, we reached the target of the club to get back in the Champions League and we played a final against Manchester City in the League Cup after beating Liverpool and Tottenham, the two Champions League finalists.
“Now we have to play a very important match in the Europa League final. Right now the season is very good but hopefully it can become wonderful.”
Talks of Eden Hazard also came Sarri’s way and the Italian had to admit that we’d need to keep Hazard hailing him as one of the best players in the world.
Sarri said: “Eden has played seven years in England and done very well. He has become one of the best players in the world but we have to respect him and his decision. I hope like every Chelsea fan that he will remain with us.”