According to reports, Chelsea manager Maurizio Sarri has reached an agreement with Juventus to become the Serie A champions’ next head coach and has requested Chelsea release him from his contract to join Juventus.
The 60-year-old intended to wait until the end of the season, especially the Europa League final, to consider what next in his career.
Sarri remains favourite to land the Juve job, but it’s yet to be seen if he will end up leaving Chelsea.
Former AC Milan and Italy boss Arrigo Sarri was an admirer of Sarri’s style at Napoli and wants Sarri to return to the Italian league.
“Italian football cannot be revived by just one player,” he told Corriere dello Sport. “Our sport has not been kept up to date, apart from perhaps Napoli, who are one of the few clubs to have modernised.
“Aurelio De Laurentiis keeps a tight leash on his finances. It’s only right, because in my view, winning when in debt is like match-fixing, you are buying results.
“I’ve always thought that a Coach must be both screenwriter and director, whereas others view the role differently. I have a predilection for those who give a specific style to their teams.
“There are only four or five of those in Italy, whereas the others are simply tacticians and all look the same. Carlo Ancelotti is an excellent strategist and he told me the other day ‘we need to be more courageous, run more risks.’”
Sacchi went on: “Sarri is a Coach who proved he can give his teams a specific identity.
“The world is moving fast and I think Sarri going to Juventus would be an important turning point in our football.
“I was glad to see him win the Europa League with Chelsea, otherwise people might continue to call him a coach who is good, but never wins.
“The problem with his Chelsea squad is that the players have talent, but don’t work for the team.”