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Chelsea boss Maurizio Sarri 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 has spent only one season at Chelsea, and it could be deemed a success after guiding the Blues to third spot in the league, the Carabao Cup final and the Europa League title.
However, Sarri faced a lot of criticisms as Chelsea boss, with the English media being a bit harsh on him. The 60-year-old was also subjected to jeers from his own fans as Chelsea fans got tired of his style of play and refusal to change.
Sarri is now bent on leaving the club, and former Chelsea star Gus Poyet, who played at Stamford Bridge between 1997 and 2001, is hoping that Sarri will remain at the club for at least one more season, despite fears he may have already “had enough” of English football.
“Sarri, for me, has done very well,” Poyet told talkSport.
“I know we talked earlier in the season about the style of football, about Sarriball, blah, blah, blah.
“But at the end of the day, he finished third behind the two best teams for many, many years in the Premier League, he won the Europa League and was in the final of the League Cup, which they lost on penalties. So it wasn’t that bad.
“I’m not sure whether it’s Chelsea that want him to leave, or he himself wants to leave.
“It looks to me that he’s had enough of the criticism for the job he’s done and actually he is the one who wants to leave.
“Me? I want Sarri to stay. Having the results they’ve had, I think it’s a good option to have him for another year. But I’ve got a feeling that it’s him who has had enough. I hope not, though.”