Italian club Roma have turned their attentions to appointing Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri as their head coach for next season after failing to tempt his Chelsea predecessor Antonio Conte into becoming their new manager, according to Daily Telegraph.
Roma sacked Eusebio Di Francesco as their manager this season and appointed former Chelsea and Leicester City boss Claudio Ranieri as their boss until the end of the season.
Sarri has led Chelsea to a top four finish in his first season as boss with a game to spare but it has been a difficult first season for the Italian.
Chelsea were unbeaten in Sarri’s first 12 Premier League games in charge but following the loss at Tottenham in November, the Blues have struggled for consistency in the league all season.
Chants of ‘F**** Sarri-ball’ have been heard at several games this season, while he has also been criticised for exiling club legend Gary Cahill.
Sarri has also been criticised for playing N’Golo Kante, considered by many as the best defensive midfielder in the world in an advanced position to accommodate Jorginho as the deepest midfielder.
Jorginho’s form collapsed as Chelsea struggled for consistency but the Italian’s form has improved in recent games.
Sarri can lead Chelsea to a Europa League triumph in his first season in charge of the Blues despite what has been a difficult first season for him at Stamford Bridge.
Despite masterminding Chelsea’s return to the Champions League next season, Sarri’s future as Chelsea boss is uncertain.