Chelsea could have new manager today, deal ‘one step away’ from completion


Former Napoli manager Maurizio Sarri is thought to be ‘one step away’ from becoming Chelsea manager.

Previous reports suggested that Sarri’s entourage were set to hold a meeting with Chelsea today to discuss his proposed move to Stamford Bridge. The Italian himself was thought to be set to attend this meeting.

Napoli Sport add that the deal is in fact close to (finally) being completed. It’s claimed that Sarri is now just a step away from being confirmed as Chelsea manager.

The report even goes as far as claiming that Sarri could sign his contract today at the aforementioned meeting, which would surely be followed be official confirmation of his appointment and Antonio Conte’s departure.

We have a lot of sympathy for Conte and what he will have been through this month. If this situation ends with fresh leadership in Sarri, though, we will be feeling incredibly optimistic about the future.