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Maurizio Sarri looks all set and certain to be appointed Juventus manager in no distant time.
Following the departure of Massimiliano Allegri at the end of the season, Juventus named Sarri as their number one target to replace Allegri and have been in talks with Chelsea.
Sarri is understood to have informed the Chelsea board of his intention to join Juventus during a meeting and the Blues will demand a compensation fee of £5 million from Juventus.
Several managers including Chelsea legend Frank Lampard, former Juventus boss Massimiliano Allegri and Ajax boss Erik ten Hag are reportedly being considered to become Chelsea’s next boss.
Chelsea legend Dennis Wise believes Chelsea should look no further for a new manager than Sarri’s assistant Gianfranco Zola.
He said in a recent Twitter post: “Will be disappointed if Sarri goes.
“Chelsea are back where they belong in the CL & he also won his first trophy.
“The perfect replacement is already there, in Gianfranco Zola, he knows the young & experienced players well, also gained so much experience over the last few years.”
Zola remains a hugely popular figure at Stamford Bridge and does boast of coaching experience at the top level, with spells at West Ham, Watford, Cagliari, Al-Arabi and Birmingham. However, his CV doesn’t look like one that the Chelsea board fancies.
Journalist Dean Jones claim there is a conflict of interests between the coaching and playing staff and the board of directors with regards to who they want as manager next season.
Jones tweeted: “People on the ground at Chelsea’s training base are keen for Lampard to become the next manager.
“It’s the big bosses in offices that have more concern about it being too risky.”