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A Chelsea shareholder Hasan Nagoor seems to have confirmed the departure of Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri as he said farewell to the Italian on Instagram.
Sarri only joined Chelsea last year but is on the verge of taking over the manager’s job at Juventus after just one season at Stamford Bridge in which he guided Chelsea to success in the Europa League and third place in the Premier League.
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.
Sarri has now spoken about his desire to return to his native Italy and recently revealed that for Italians there is always an attraction to return home.
In an interview with Vanity Fair, Sarri said: “For us Italians the call of home is strong.
“Feel that something is missing. It has been a heavy year. I begin to feel the weight of distant friends, elderly parents I rarely see.”
Hasan Nagoor posted this photo in his Instagram page, hinting that Sarri’s departure from Stamford Bridge is imminent.
Nagoor, who owns a box at Stamford Bridge and set up the official supporters’ club in Saudi Arabia, is often pictured with players at the Stadium.
Former Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas has described Sarri as very superstitious and very stubborn. Fabregas left Chelsea in January after being unable to seal a place in Sarri’s team.
“He is very superstitious, he is very stubborn in this way,” Fabregas said, according to Daily Mirror.
“He is a manager with his own ideas and he doesn’t move from them much.
“He has an idea of how he wants to play and the football that he really wants to play. He doesn’t move from it. No matter what you tell him, no matter what you advise him, no matter what your opinion is, he will never change.
“But he did it the way he likes it. He has his own vision of football and, in the end, he is where he is with it and you have to respect that.”